More than 530,000 ladder injuries, nearly 72,000 garden tool injuries and ca.000 mowing in hospital emergency rooms in hospital emergency rooms, doctors’ offices and clinics in 2005, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. – Many spring cleaning injuries occur when people rush or do not follow the correct safety procedures, said Stephen Hurst, an orthopedic surgeon and Fellow of the Academy. Because most injuries are preventable, it is important to use the right equipment for each project and take your time, or wet. Spring cleaning accidents .
Avoid Spring Cleaning orthopedic injuriesAs the weather gets warmer, people start preparing their homes and yards for the spring and summer season. Projects such as gardening, cleaning and painting priorities on the to-do list become. However, thousands of orthopedic injuries occur each year as a result of mishaps around the house. This is why the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons urges people to take the proper precautions to reduce the number of spring cleaning – accidents. Read the rest of this entry »