Avoiding Halloween Hazards
October 30, 2015
Aside from making sure to check your child’s bag of candy before letting them eat it, you might not consider Halloween to have many dangers. Unfortunately though, bulky costumes and pumpkin carving catastrophes make it a little more hazardous than you might think.
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, in 2013, finger and hand injuries accounted for over 17 percent of Halloween wounds – most of which, 30.3 percent, were suffered by kids aged 10-14. Breaks and fractures sustained from falls and ill-fitting Halloween costumes are another big culprit of Halloween disasters.
Stay safe this Halloween by keeping kids on sidewalks when they trick-or-treat, leaving the pumpkin carving to grown-ups, and making sure all costumes fit properly and don’t obstruct vision or movement.
And if holiday or other types of injury are keeping you or someone you love from living actively, give Sovereign Rehabilitation a call. Our team of licensed, professional therapists is on hand to craft a rehabilitation program specific to your individual needs.
Posted on behalf of Sovereign Rehabilitation
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