Hand and Wrist Health

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

What is ring avulsion?

Dr. Cavo discusses ring avulsion.?Click play to watch the video or?read the transcript.

What is ring avulsion?

A ring avulsion injury is when any kind of ring that's on your hand gets stuck on a fast moving object, such as machinery or falling from a ladder, and your ring gets stuck on something and is forcefully pulled off your finger. It can be a devastating injury because it involves stripping away often all of the soft tissue around the bone of your finger.

 

Most times, a ring avulsion injury happens when your ring gets caught on a fast-moving object, such as a piece of machinery. Or, you can have a ring avulsion injury around your house if your hand gets stuck on something when you, for example, fell from a ladder or roof.

This type of injury can be devastating to your hand, leaving long-term damage to the skin, blood vessels, tendons, bones and soft tissue.

Talk to your doctor to learn more about ring avulsions

    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