Finger Injuries (cont.)
Finger Injuries Prevention
- Be careful of chain saws, snow blowers, paint and grease guns, and other high-powered equipment.
- Wear heavy leather gloves and do not wear rings or other jewelry when operating such equipment.
- Use and store kitchen knives carefully.
- Never reach blindly into a sink or drawer containing a knife.
- Be aware that many finger injuries occur during athletic events, especially ball games (such as, basketball, baseball, football). Remove rings or other jewelry before participating in sports.
- If you enjoy participating in such activities, keep some first aid items on hand for splinting a finger.
- The most common way you can be bitten on the hand is when trying to separate two fighting animals.
- Even your loyal dog can accidentally bite you during a fight.
- Stay out of the way.
- Do not approach or try to hand feed feral (animals).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/3/2015
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