As we approach the 4th of July, it is important to keep in mind that the use of even the smallest fireworks can result in devastating injuries. Sparklers reach temperatures over 1000 degrees and can easily burn skin or ignite clothing. Larger fireworks can fracture fingers or amputate portions of the hand. While these injuries may […]
Author: Emily Pitassi, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Hand Safety When Pumpkin Carving
With Halloween being this weekend, we know pumpkins are being carved in preparation for display. While usually not thought of as a dangerous activity, injuries from knives or other tools used for carving can require surgical repair and sometimes take multiple months to rehabilitate. Here are a few safety tips to help keep you away […]
Pumpkin Carving Tips for Hand Safety
With Halloween being later this week, cht These injuries can require surgical repair and sometimes take multiple months to rehabilitate. Here are a few safety tips for carving your beautiful pumpkin creations: If you do sustain a hand injury this Halloween our team at the Milliken Hand Rehabilitation Center is here to help!