Posted on February 25th, 2010 by Kelley Luckstein
Thermal: Prolonged exposure to cold temperatures, especially with wind, Cardiovascular: Overworking the heart is very easy when dealing with heavy snow, Overus: Produces tendonitis and muscle strains, primarily in the upper extremities and back, Fractures: Slipping on slick snow or ice can result in serious injuries, Trauma: The most common hand trauma results from snow blower injuries…
"There was one particularly bad night of a blizzard here when I was on call — I took care of 11 patients in a four-hour period with snow blower injuries. Rochester had 23 fewer fingers the next morning," said Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Berger, who offered this list of tips.
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