We all take the minor injuries we get in childhood for granted but it could give you the long-time pain. According to the British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (Bapras), in some cases, the injuries could lead a person to life-long pain and amputation.
Bapras said in order to protect children from these types of injuries parents should fit the safety catches on all doors at the home.
Fingers get trap in doors are very common, around 30,000 children get their fingers trapped in doors every year from which 1,500 cases require surgery, according to the figures from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents said that over 2 million children below the age of 15 years have accidents around and in their home each year and need quick medical treatment.
A spokeswoman for Bapras, Anna De Leo who is the Royal Free Hospital, London showed her concern and said, finger injuries shouldn’t be taken, as the joke as it could lead you to the lifetime pain.
Leo said, “The injuries are so serious that the patient would need to undergo a clinic appointment, an X-ray, day surgery, a follow-up nurse appointment and possibly physiotherapy.”
She added that its effect could be long-term.
“It’s easy to underestimate how important your hands are to doing everyday tasks,” she said. “Injuries to fingers and hands mean tying your shoelaces, typing, holding a mobile phone or eating become a lot more challenging.
“And this is nothing compared to the impact of a finger amputation,” she added.
She said that this situation could cause migraines and elbow pain, it could even lead to depression. The fingertip injury could also lead a person to loss of hand strength which can negatively affect a person’s career choice.
She said, “Fingertip injury alone can result in 20% loss of hand strength and can prevent people from pursuing their chosen career.”