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Current Sports Medicine Reports:
doi: 10.1249/JSR.0b013e3181a61e95
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Motocross Medicine

Grange, Jeff T.1; Bodnar, John A.2; Corbett, Stephen W.1

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Abstract

Motocross is an increasingly popular but high-risk sport. This article reviews the history of motocross, the relevant medical literature, the unique medical issues, safety equipment, and the expert recommended approach to providing support for such events. Assessment of an injured rider on or near a track requires a provider to first ensure scene safety, then assess for airway, cervical spine, and head injuries before proceeding. Although extremity injuries are the most common injury, motocross riders frequently sustain significant spine and head trauma as well. Caregivers need to have a complete understanding of the protective gear used in motocross. They also need to be able to understand what injuries can be treated at the scene and which need transport to a hospital for more definitive care.

© 2009 American College of Sports Medicine

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