Are you a motorcycle rider?

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Interested in keeping your noggin’ intact?  Motorcycle crash victims who wore a full-face helmet were significantly less likely than those wearing other helmet types to have a

  • facial-bone fracture ( from 26% to 7%)
  • neck spine fractures (from 11.9% to 8.5%)
  • skull fracture (from 10.6% to 1.2%)
  • traumatic brain injury (from 24% to 13%)
  • death (from 7.9% to 4.8%).

Did you know that only about 20 states require that all motorcyclists wear a helmet?  Michigan’s governor repealed a 35-year-old law requiring helmets considering helmet-wearing a matter of individual liberty.

This is a political issue that has huge economic impact to the injured individual as well as society as a whole.

For full disclosure, I am not a motorcycle rider but I do take care of patients who ride.

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About drlesliegreenberg

I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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