Dr. Gregory Nicholson, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush shoulder surgeon, treats many patients that have sustained bike injuries. He talks with FOX 32 Chicago host Sylvia Perez about how cyclists can prevent these injuries.
As biking becomes more popular, bike injuries are becoming more common. Researchers found that there were 288,501 cases of non-fatal bike accident injuries in the United States in 2013, up from 177,275 in 1997. Chicago actually has more bicycle commuters per capita than New York or Los Angeles.
Bicycle injuries are on the rise in Illinois and the majority of them occur on the roads. With the staggering rise of bike injuries being reported, it is important to follow basic safety tips and prevention techniques to stay safe and reduce injury while cycling.