Coots On Motorbikes - Take It Easy, Guys!

For those older men riding around on their Harleys, please be careful; a new study from Canada shows a doubling of motorcycling injuries over the last ten years among 45-74 year old males. It's great that many are enjoying the call of the open road, but just remember that stuff gets a little brittle with age...
Trauma surgeon Dr. Richard Simons said older people don't heal as well or as quickly as younger people, meaning possible further injury.

“There is less flexibility in the bones and that is certainly true of the spine, so it is at higher risk of fracturing,” said Simons. “And that is also true of the chest, which in younger people is quite springy. But in older people, it tends to fracture and those ribs then cause injury to internal organs.”

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