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During Halloween, many parents and children carve pumpkins to celebrate. Without close supervision and caution, pumpkin carving can lead to serious hand injuries.??
Most hand injuries occur when children try to use kitchen knives to carve pumpkins. Many of these knives lack a safety guard to protect children's hands from slipping down the blade, increasing the risk of serious injury. The injury can be so severe that nerve or tendon damage may occur and the function of the hand may be affected.
Parents can prevent painful or serious hand injuries during Halloween by following these simple safety tips:
To learn more about the UofL Health - Jewish Hospital Hand Care Center, please contact 502.587.4799 or 502.561.4263. For additional information on hand care emergencies, call 502.540.3727.