Hand and Wrist Health

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

Who is at high risk for a ring avulsion injury?

Dr. Matthew Cavo discusses who is at high risk of a ring avulsion injury. Click play to watch the video or?read the transcript.

Who is at high risk for a ring avulsion injury?

The people that are higher risk for ring avulsion injuries, as you might expect, are the people that work with fast-moving parts and machinery. People at industrial, manufacturing-type jobs that have high powered, high-speed moving parts that a ring could get caught on. Anybody that is working at a height on a ladder or a roof that could potentially fall and get their ring caught on something is potentially at risk for a ring avulsion injury, but the highest risks are those that work with machines.

 

If you have an industrial or manufacturing job where you work with high-speed moving parts, you are at high risk of a ring avulsion injury, Premier Physician Network (PPN) physicians say.

Wearing a ring increases your risk of it getting caught on the machinery and causing ring avulsion.

Having a job where you spend a lot of time on a ladder and you can fall and catch your ring on something can also increase your risk of a ring avulsion injury.

Talk to your doctor for more information about who is at high risk of a ring avulsion injury.

    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