Avoid Holiday Carving Accidents This Year
"I see a big increase in hand and finger injuries from knives between Halloween and Christmas," says Xavier Simcock, MD, a hand and wrist surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. "I've treated patients who have mistakenly cut themselves while carving pumpkins or slicing holiday dishes with a knife. It can happen so easily, especially with momentary distractions."
Common Winter Slip and Fall Injuries
"There is something in our business we call FOOSH," explains Dr. Xavier Simcock, a hand, wrist and elbow surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. "This is the nickname we give an injury caused by 'falling onto an outstretched hand.' They are the most common ones when a person is trying to break a fall."
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