September 23, 2018
Robert R. Cawley, D.O.
Dover, NH 03802
By Michelle Lavertu, OTR/, Occupational Therapist, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Rehabilitation Services
Winter is not over despite our best hopes. Before thinking spring, take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with some snow blower safety tips.
Each year, hundreds of people suffer hand and finger injuries, including amputations, as the result of improper handling of snow blowers. These injuries involve the users dominant hand 90% of the time. Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Occupational Therapy and The American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) would like to provide you with important information to help you avoid these injuries during the winter season.
Injuries Occur most Often in These Weather Conditions
Causes of Injury
Remember, if your snow blower jams:
Learn more about the rehabilitation services offered by our Occupational Therapists ranging from hand therapy to shoulder, arm, elbow, forearm, and wrist therapy! Contact Wentworth-Douglass Rehabilitation Services at (603) 740-2101 or visit wdhospital.com/rehab.
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