“Fireworks and Finger Loss”

Fireworks injuries during Fourth of July most often affected hands and fingers

(dailyRx News) Celebrating Independence Day with food, fun and fireworks is an American Fourth of July tradition. And every year, emergency rooms and trauma centers nationwide become packed with patients who have lost fingers or hands due to firework misuse.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported that there was a high number of fireworks-related injuries treated in US hospital emergency departments during a one-month study period.

Damage to the hands and fingers were the most common fireworks injuries and accounted for a large percentage of all reported injuries. The loss of a hand or finger can have serious financial, social and emotional effects.

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