As Spring rolls into high gear and the rain brings quickly growing grass, lawnmowers all over the city find their way out of winter hibernation in garages and into full use. If an operator of the lawnmower is not careful, it can cause serious injury to the hands. Lawnmowers are made to cut, and if a hand gets in the way trying to dislodge something that is “stuck” or the like, the blades of the lawnmower can cut through the skin and bones of the hand.
There are several things a person can do to protect their hands from lawnmower injuries:
Even if you are extremely careful, accidents can happen. Injuries from lawnmowers often times result in multiple finger amputations and infections are common. Infections can be treated with antibiotics, while multiple surgeries could be needed to patients with severe injuries. Most patients with severe injuries will not recover full, normal use of the hand.
If you obtain a serious injury from a lawnmower to the fingers or hands, it is highly important to head to the emergency department right away. If you need reconstructive surgery, Dr. Nguyen at San Diego Hand Surgery is a highly trained, certified hand surgeon. Dr. Nguyen can work with you to help you regain as much function in your hand as possible.
Call San Diego Hand Surgery at (858) 795-8866 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Nguyen.