Fractures and Injuries, Hand and Upper Extremities, Hand Surgery, Norton Childrens Hospital, Orthopedics, Prevention & Wellness

How to prevent firework hand injuries

It’s fun to play with fireworks — until it’s not. Emergency departments across the country see an increase in burns and hand injuries around the  July Fourth holiday. Charity S. Burke, M.D., hand surgeon with Norton Louisville Arm & Hand, has treated such fireworks injuries. Norton Louisville Arm & Hand The skilled surgeons with Norton…

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Hand Surgery, Norton Childrens Hospital, Norton Specialists, Patient Stories, Teens

Doctor uses toe to replace teen’s thumb

It was September 2015 when a night with friends ended in an explosion that left Gabriel Rock without much of his left hand. “He lost his thumb, index finger and long finger; there was a big gaping hole in his palm,” said Amit Gupta, M.D., hand surgeon with Louisville Arm & Hand. Dr. Gupta remembers…

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