Hand and Wrist Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about hand and wrist health.

How can I reduce my risk for a ring avulsion injury?

Dr. Matthew Cavo discusses how to reduce your risk for a ring avulsion injury. Click play to watch the video or?read the transcript.

How can I reduce my risk for a ring avulsion injury?

Because ring avulsion injuries are so devastating the most important thing to take away from any kind of education about them is to try and prevent them from happening in the first place. That means taking off your ring whenever working with fast moving equipment or if you have a job that involves working with machinery, always take off your wedding band before starting work. If your wedding band gets caught on anything fast moving, it can result in a ring avulsion injury and lead to permanent damage. It's very quick and easy to prevent it from happening. Take off the ring.

 

The best way to reduce your risk of a ring avulsion injury is to take off your rings when you’re doing something that they could get caught on.

Whether your job requires you to work with heavy machinery or you’re doing yard work, it’s quick and simple to plan ahead and remove your rings to prevent this kind of injury.

Learn more about reducing your risk for a ring avulsion injury by talking with your doctor.

    Source: Michael Rymer, MD, Hand and Reconstructive Surgeons and Associates; Beth Berrettoni, MD, Hand and Reconstructive Surgeons and Associates; Matthew Cavo, MD, Hand and Reconstructive Surgeons and Associates