Traumatic injuries from downhill biking can be life-changing – – 18 April 2023

Medical Community is increasingly preparing for the influx of injured mountain bikers:

Get to know the wide range of traumatic injuries related to the extreme sport of downhill biking that often require a multimodality imaging approach in the emergency setting. That’s the advice of Italian researchers who’ve shared their clinical experiences of this area.

“Downhill mountain biking can be considered a high-risk sport,” noted Dr. Raffaella Colantonio and colleagues from Santa Chiara’s Hospital in Trento. “With the increasing popularity, there has also been a corresponding increase in injury, often multisystemic. Some are severe.”