Case Report
 
An unusual case of handlebar injury
Utkarsh Fichadia1, Usha Sethuraman2
1Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Wayne State University, Children's Hospital of Michigan.
2Associate Professor, Wayne State University, Children's Hospital of Michigan.

doi:10.5348/ijcri-201480-CR-10391

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Utkarsh Fichadia
Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Wayne State University, Children's Hospital of Michigan
USA
Email: utkfichadia@gmail.com

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Fichadia U, Sethuraman U. An unusual case of handlebar injury. Int J Case Rep Images 2014;5(6):423–426.


Abstract
Introduction: Bicycling is a common recreational activity amongst American children. Bicycles are associated with more childhood injuries than any other consumer product except the automobile.
Case Report: We present a case of a 10-year-old girl sustaining significant morbidity secondary to penetrating handlebar injury and give a review of literature on common handlebar injuries.
Conclusion: We present a very unusual type of bicycle related injury but more importantly we hope to focus the attention to an often overlooked injury associated with bicycles, i.e., the handlebars.

Keywords: Handlebar injuries, Abdominal trauma, Trauma, Penetrating abdominal injuries


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Author Contributions
Utkarsh Fichadia – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Usha Sethuraman – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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