Cycle smart: Bike safety tips

Since orthopaedic surgeons treat so many broken arms, wrist sprains, strains and other bicycle-related injuries , the AAOS offers these bike safety tips.

How do bones break?

How do bones break? Once in a while, a bone is put under more stress than it can handle - and when that happens, it breaks, or fractures.

What is a spinal cord injury?

Generally speaking, a spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal nerves, the body's central nerve bundle, as a result of trauma to the backbone, or spine.