FORM Hand, Wrist & Elbow Institute

What is Avocado Hand Injuries Fremont

Are you someone who includes avocado in your daily diet? Salads, sandwiches, shakes, etc., you prefer eating every day in either form. You have it as much as possible because it is highly beneficial. It is rich in nutrients, fiber, healthy fats, and a great source of vitamins C, E, K, and B6, as well as magnesium and potassium. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds improve gut health and promote healthy body weight. With many benefits, one may be tempted to include avocado in their daily diet. They are undoubtedly prevalent in health and wellness as they are highly nutritious and linked to several health benefits.

You take an avocado and knife and try to cut it, and if it slips through the soft fruit into your hands or fingers, you can likely injure yourself. It is so common that now it has been called an avocado hand. It may resemble a stab wound or be a mild or severe injury. Mild to moderate cases will require immediate attention, whereas severe cases may damage the hand’s nerves, tendons, and muscles and may require surgery. By any means, one must always seek immediate medical attention when one cuts the hand and experiences:

           ·         Bleeding that doesn’t stop

           ·         Your cut is deep, and you can see the tissues

           ·         The wound is large or gaping, and you can’t gently push the edges together

           ·         No sensation in the area

Even if you have not been cut deep enough, your wound may require care and attention for any signs of infection:

           ·         Pain or swelling in the area

           ·         Pus in and around the affected area

           ·         Fever


If you know your cut is not life-threatening, you can do things to prevent your injury from worsening.

            ·         First, stop the bleeding and apply the right amount of pressure.

            ·         Then clean the area with cool/lukewarm water.

            ·         Cover the cut with a bandage.


Prevention is Better Than Cure

Before all this happens and getting yourself injured, you should be more careful and prevent it by being cautious and keeping these things in mind.

            ·         Firstly, finding out how soft or ripe the avocado is; will help you prepare to use reasonable force.

            ·         Then use a chopping board to cut the avocado while keeping it in your hand.

            ·         Then remove the pit with a spoon than a knife.

            ·         Please practice cutting the avocado because practice makes perfect.