Increase in cycling injuries during COVID-19: Unintended consequences of lockdown restrictions in the United Kingdom
Author(s) Ansari S.A.; Al-Jader B.; Khan N.; Younis F.
Source British Journal of Surgery; May 2021; vol. 108
Introduction: Higher number of cycling injuries were observed during the COVID-19 period in the United Kingdom at our institution. Many were serious injuries requiring hospitalisation and some requiring surgery. We investigated whether the lockdown led to a legitimate increase in incidence of cycling related injuries, resulting in a higher number of aerosol generating procedures (AGPs). This would assess whether the guidance on exercise during lockdown was appropriate, shaping future regulation in the case of cyclical lockdowns.
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