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'Avocado hand' is sending people to the ER

Melanie Wong | May 11, 201711:05 PM     35

Ages ago I recall hearing in epidemiology class about the regular weekend outbreaks of bagel cutting injuries in NYC. From the sound of this, "avocado hand" may be overtaking it.

" . . . Doctors in the U.K. have apparently dubbed the injuries 'avocado hand.' It seems that avocado hand is so commonplace, the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons wants to warn people about the safety risk, with one doctor suggesting a safety label to be placed on avocados. . ."

'Avocado hand' is sending people to the ER because people don't know how to cut their fruit

Here's another story to add to the negative avocado coverage.

www.sfgate.com
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