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Br J Sports Med. 1990 Dec;24(4):269-70.

Injuries at the BMX Cycling European Championship, 1989.

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Aalborg Hospital, Denmark.


At the BMX Cycling European Championship in 1989 with 976 participants of both sexes, aged between six and 40 years, all injuries were registered. A total of 6.3% of the participants sustained injuries (1.6% per individual start), 52.5% required medical attendance and 3.3% necessitated hospital admission. Women were injured twice as frequently as men. Most injuries, 72.1%, were minor, 6.6% were fractures with 75% of the fractures affecting the upper limbs. BMX bicycle riding has the high injury risk of 1190 injuries per 1000 competition hours.

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