The Neurologic & Orthopedic Hospital of Chicago's Michael Vender, M.D., offers tips to prevent injuries from snow blowers. The pamphlet is available online as a downloadable pdf and also via mail with an attachable sticker.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 20, 2008 -- As more people use snow blowers to shovel out their driveways this winter, the Neurologic & Orthopedic Hospital of Chicago (NOHC) warns them of the dangers associated with not properly using the machines. The hospital is introducing a new pamphlet, which includes a warning sticker that can be affixed to the snow blower machine, on preventing and treating snow blower injuries.
Every year hundreds of people suffer maiming or amputations of their fingers or hands from the improper handling of snow blowers. Usually the victims are men, and the injury is on their dominant hand and involves amputation, fracture or dislocation of fingers.
"I have seen an increasing number of hand injuries from snow blowers," says Michael Vender, M.D., a board-certified orthopedic hand surgeon who is highly skilled in performing the most advanced hand, wrist and elbow surgery. "That's why I believe in educating individuals on the dangers in hopes of keeping them injury-free. "
Here are some of Dr. Vender's tips:
The booklet can be obtained by calling 773 250-1009 or ordering it online at: http://www.neuro-orth.org.
About the Neurologic & Orthopedic Hospital of Chicago
The Neurologic & Orthopedic Hospital of Chicago is the country's only freestanding acute care hospital dedicated exclusively to neuroscience and orthopedic services. It utilizes breakthrough technology and minimally invasive techniques as well as advanced procedures for neurosurgery, orthopedics, pain management, neuro-oncology, sports medicine, and rehabilitation. For more information on hand injuries and surgery at NOHC, call: 773-250-1000, visit locally at 4501 N. Winchester or log on to http://www.neuro-ortho.org.
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