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Table 1 Nature of lesion in victims of motorcycle crashes in Douala, Cameroon

From: A prospective pilot cohort analysis of crash characteristics and pattern of injuries in riders and pillion passengers involved in motorcycle crashes in an urban area in Cameroon: lessons for prevention

Lesion Number Percentage
Abrasions/Bruises (defined as lesions not requiring suturing) 498 38
Lacerations (defined as lesions requiring suturing) 352 26.8
Traumatic brain injury 46 3.5
Bone fractures 299 22.9
Joint dislocations 7 0.5
Limb traumatic amputations 13 1
Haemothorax/Pneumothorax 8 0.6
Blunt injury to the abdomen 36 2.7
Penetrating abdominal injury 4 0.3
Urethral rupture 1 0.1
Injury to the anus 1 0.1
Spinal cord injury 10 0.8
Crush injury to a limb 36 2.7
Total 1311 100