Every year, too many people cut their hand while carving a turkey. These injuries can be serious, sometimes resulting in amputation of the finger. Luckily, they are avoidable. Follow these tips to safely carve a turkey this Thanksgiving:
If you cut your finger or hand, the bleeding will often stop by applying direct pressure to the wound with a clean cloth. If it does not stop bleeding after 15 minutes of continuous pressure, visit the emergency room. In the days following the cut, monitor your injury. If you notice persistent numbness or tingling in the fingertip or you have difficulty moving or bending your fingers, make an appointment with a hand surgeon.
Learn more about hand safety at www.HandCare.org.