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Know the Dos and Don’ts for Fall Clean-up

What orthopaedic surgeons want you to know

 

Home chores never seem to get erased from the to-do-list and with several holidays around the corner this fall, many of those tasks move even higher on that list.

As part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Prevent Injuries America! campaign, orthopaedic surgeons would rather prevent than treat fall clean-up injuries.

Expert Advice

“Never under estimate a tool even if it seems harmless,” said orthopaedic surgeon and AAOS spokesperson Marc Swiontkowski, MD. “Knowing how to properly use and set up equipment can significantly reduce the possibility of fall injuries, that is why it is essential to follow all instructions and warnings that come along with equipment to avoid injuries at all costs.”

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