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JUST HAD A FINGER TRAP INJURY? SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY.


Door-related finger injuries can come about anywhere — at home, work or play. For the most part, these injuries may only result in minor scratches or cuts, but sometimes, they can even result in amputation.


What to do immediately after the injury?

If immediate medical attention is not provided to the finger, it is likely to result in permanent deformity. Therefore, it is extremely important to seek medical assistance immediately following a finger trap injury. But, what to do until medical help shows up?


The first thing you should do is to clean the injury and wrap it with an antiseptic

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bandage to minimize bleeding and protect the injury from getting worse. You should also raise the injured hand to reduce swelling.


The moment professionals arrive, you can tell them about the circumstances of your injury. If you experience an insufferable pain, you may be given anaesthesia to help alleviate the suffering.


Your injury will be then thoroughly cleaned to minimize the risk of infection. Following that, your injured finger will be closely examined in order to look for any exposed bone, missing tissue or damage to the nail and nail bed.


Recovery from a finger trap injury The goal of seeking a proper medical treatment is to have a pain-free fingertip that looks and functions properly. That being said, recovery from a finger trap injury may take several months (depending on the severity of the injury, of course). Even after your injury heals, mild to agonizing ache and sensitivity to cold may subsist. This could last for a year or may even be permanent.


It is recommended that you call on a hand therapist who can administer specific exercises to enhance a range of motion and strengthen your fingers.

As you can see, finger trap injuries — although very common — are very dangerous. Not only are they excruciatingly painful, but they can also inflict irreparable damage to your fingers. So, it would make sense if you put preventive measures in place ahead of time.


Installing door safety products in your home and making sure they are fitted where your children go to (daycare

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centres, schools, playgrounds, etc.) can be your first line of defence against finger trap injuries. Door safety products are affordable and pretty easy to install. So, why risk the health and safety of you and your loved ones?


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Just had a finger trap injury? Seek medical attention immediately.  

Door-related finger injuries can come about anywhere — at home, work or play. For the most part, these injuries may only result in minor scr...

Just had a finger trap injury? Seek medical attention immediately.  

Door-related finger injuries can come about anywhere — at home, work or play. For the most part, these injuries may only result in minor scr...

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