'The Lancet': saddle injuries
LONDON, U.K (OCTOBER 2000) - A study in the British medical journal,
The Lancet, found that 43 of 45 mountain bikers examined had scrotal trauma and abnormalities. The study was written by Ferdinand Frauscher and his colleagues at the University Hospital Innsbruck, Austria. The most common abnormalities were Scrotoliths and benign calcified masses. The study also noted some of the riders also had sperm cysts, epididymal and testicular calcification and hydrocoele, all of which were probably saddle related.