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CASE REPORT
Persistent groin pain after a bicycle fall
  1. Say-Chong Luu1,
  2. Nicole Jacques1,
  3. Daniel Jost2,
  4. Jean-Pierre Tourtier1
  1. 1Medical Emergency Department, Paris Fire Brigade, Paris, France
  2. 2Prehospital Emergency Department, Paris Fire Brigade, Paris, France
  1. Correspondence to Dr Daniel Jost, daniel.jost{at}pompiersparis.fr

Summary

Motor scooter handlebar syndrome (MSH) is uncommon. MSH includes groin pain associated with intimal injury to the common femoral artery caused by a direct blow from objects such as a motor scooter handlebar. We describe a case of a 23-year-old man with MSH occurring after a bicycle fall. The diagnosis was performed 5 years after the onset of pain. The patient underwent endovascular surgery and made a rapid recovery. Postoperatively, he was free of symptoms. This case highlights the difficulty of recognising this syndrome.

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