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Posted 11/20/11

Turkey Carving (Happy Thanksgiving)

The American Society to Surgery of the Hand released this statement. 

"Every year during Thanksgiving, and throughout the holiday season, people sustain hand injuries while preparing their holiday feast. From cutting open pumpkins to carving the mouthwatering centerpiece, hand injuries are all too common. Fortunately, these injuries are avoidable.

According to Reid Abrams, MD, a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, holiday hand injuries are not exclusively linked to carving turkeys, hams, and roasts. Many hand injuries also occur during post-meal clean-up, says Dr. Abrams. Care needs to be taken when washing dishes particularly soap-covered, slippery glasses. I've also treated many tendon and nerve injuries that were caused by crystal breaking while washing glasses by hand.

Stay safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

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