As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, doctors across the U.S. see a spike in the number of burns and blast injuries caused by fireworks. This year, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) is reaching out to the public with a reminder about the devastating injuries fireworks can cause, most commonly to the hands. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), more than 11,000 firework injuries occurred in 2016. Hands and fingers accounted for one-third of the firework-related injuries, with the head and face being the second most common part of the body injured. “In ... Read More
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