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post #13 of Old 04-11-2013
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Re: Ever been injured on your boat? Just happened to me.

Dislocated the the middle joint of two fingers while anchored getting into a seated position on the side deck to hoist the dinghy aboard. Grabbed a wet handrail and slipped sideways, just one of those freak moments. One joint popped right back in , the other took four weeks, two trips to Dr. and eventually I got it back in place myself once the swelling went down enough to manipulate it. Sailed from Florida to the Bahamas and up to the Chesapeake with it taped and splinted.

I think fingers and hands are typical injury areas on sail boats. It pays to be good at splinting, buddy taping, and using steri-strips.

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