One of our most insightful columnist’s DR MIKE MULDER wraps up his Full Sus stint with a piece regarding the dreaded shoulder injury. The shoulder is the area most commonly injured when riders hit the deck, with clavicle fractures comprising the bulk of these injuries. In this, my final contribution […]
Dr. Mike Mulder is an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in the treatment of shoulder, elbow and hand disorders and injuries. He is based in Constantiaberg Mediclinic, and is a member of the Cape Town Shoulder and Elbow Unit. He has a wealth of experience in fixing injured cyclists and is an avid mountain biker. He rides as often as his wife and family let him.
This month DR MIKE MULDER sheds some more light on dreaded knee injuries When you ride out onto a trail less travelled, it is always nice to have a companion. Going below the waist to discuss knee problems is certainly outside my comfort zone, so I have enlisted the help […]
Much time, thought and research is devoted to tyres and their tread patterns, particularly in the uncompromising arena of DH and Enduro mountain biking. They are the contact surface with the terrain and are responsible for grip. The same is true for your hands; they are a key contact point […]
CHILDREN ARE NOT SMALL ADULTS The adult skeleton differs in several ways from a growing one. A mature skeleton consists of hard, heavy, calcified bone. It allows a minimum of flex before it will crack or fracture. It is a strong but brittle material, which I would compare to a […]
Dr Mike Mulder is back, and our regular Bone Doctor sheds some light on A/C joint injuries. A/C joint injuries or collar bone separation injuries are a common occurrence following an OTB fall. They are painful, and can leave a very prominent deformity of the affected shoulder. However, unlike clavicle […]
Clavicle fractures are just as much a part of mountain biking as punctures, queuing for porta-loos and saddle sores. Clavicle or collarbone fractures are one of the most common injuries sustained by mountain bikers. In this column I will explain the implications of these common breaks and discuss the treatment […]