News and Updates

Safety Tips for Pumpkin Carving
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Chicago, IL- October 21, 2015 – With an estimated report of 4,400 Halloween-related injuries in 20131 and roughly 17.6% of Halloween injuries occurring to the fingers/hands2, hand surgeons encourage safety to avoid being spooked this year.

Hand Surgeons Urge Safety with Fireworks
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Chicago, IL- June 30, 2015 – The American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) urges the public to leave fireworks in the hands of the professionals.

Hand Care and Safety with Animal Bites
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Chicago, IL- May 19, 2015 – An estimated 2 million emergency room visits each year result from animal bites.  Although emergency room visits are not always necessary in the event of an animal bite, proper treatment after the injury is important, even if the wound appears to be minor.

Frostbite in the Hand
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Chicago, IL- February 27, 2015 – Frostbite occurs when the skin is overexposed to extreme cold. It can occur when the temperature and/or wind chill is below 27°F (-3°C), and it typically occurs in the fingers and toes. 

Hand Care and Safety in Winter Sports
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Chicago, IL- February 23, 2015 – For many, winter is a time to engage in winter sports: skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, ice hockey, speed skating, snow tubing and ice climbing, just to name a few. 

Hand Surgeons Urge Snowblower Safety this Winter
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Chicago, IL- February 12, 2015 -- Each year, hundreds of people suffer maiming or amputations of their fingers or hands due to the improper handling of snowblowers.