Love avocados, but hate cutting them…..they are slippery little rascals and are responsible for many nasty hand injuries.
Stab wounds from using knives in the kitchen are not fun but are reported daily. Accidental self-inflicted knife injuries to digits are a common cause of tendon and nerve injury requiring hand surgery.
Many of us do not think about how much you use “your hands for your senses”!
Until you lose that ability of sensation, not just functional implications, but how else do you recognize hot, cold or pain but by touch.
Kitchen Knife and Avocado Statistics
The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates over 137,000 people receive hospital treatments for injuries from kitchen knives every year.
There has been an apparent increase in avocado injuries due to the way people hold the fruit in the hand. Therefore, dubbed “avocado hand”, has spread as one plastic surgeon in England says, into an epidemic and suggests that avocados...
...you want to wait extra loooong for your fracture to heal
...you want to have a higher risk of surgical complications, like infection or problems healing your wound
...you're okay with developing osteoporosis
...you want to be more likely to develop overuse injuries, like bursitis or tendonitis - and take longer to recover
...you want to have a detrimental effect on your athletic performance
...you want to have more pain after a surgery
Sound attractive? I would guess not for most.