Orthopaedic surgeons offer tips to prevent injuries throughout the home this spring
ROSEMONT, Ill., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the weather becomes warmer, people start preparing their homes and yards for the spring and summer seasons. Projects such as yard work, cleaning and painting become priorities on the to-do list. The statistics show that thousands of orthopaedic (http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00099) injuries occur each year as a result of mishaps around the house and is one of the reasons why the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) (http://www.aaos.org) urges people to take the proper safety precautions to reduce the number of spring cleaning-related accidents.
"Many spring cleaning injuries occur when people rush or do not follow the proper safety precautions," explained Danton Dungy, MD, spokesperson for the AAOS. "Because most injuries are preventable, orthopaedic surgeons stress using the appropriate equipment for each project and that people take their time when cleaning in order to minimize these seasonal accidents."
Because orthopaedic surgeons not only treat, but try to prevent injuries of the bones, joints and muscles, the Academy recommends the following spring cleaning tips:
|SOURCE American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons|
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