ROSEMONT, Ill., Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The holidays are right around the corner, which often means an influx of
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 85,000 people were treated in emergency rooms, doctors' offices, and clinics for injuries related to luggage in 2017.
Don't let suitcase strain ruin your holiday fun. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) encourages travelers to follow these safety tips to avoid injury when carrying bulky bags this holiday season.
EXPERT ADVICE"Hurting your neck, back, or shoulders can put you out of commission for a long time," said AAOS spokesperson and orthopaedic spine surgeon Charla Fischer, MD. "You can prevent that by packing lightly, using sturdy luggage with wheels and handles, and using good form when carrying or lifting bags."
The AAOS offers the following advice for lifting and carrying luggage:
More Information about the AAOS With more than 38,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the world's largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The AAOS provides educational programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions and advances the highest quality musculoskeletal care for patients, and is the authoritative source of information on bone and joint conditions, treatments and related issues.
For a guide to safety for lifting and carrying luggage visit, OrthoInfo.org.
Visit AAOS, at:Newsroom.aaos.org for bone and joint health news, stats, facts, images and interview requests.ANationinMotion.org for inspirational patient stories, and orthopaedic surgeon tips on maintaining bone and joint health, avoiding injuries, treating musculoskeletal conditions and navigating recovery.Orthoinfo.org for patient information on hundreds of orthopaedic diseases and conditions.Facebook.org/AAOS1Twitter.com/AAOS1Instagram.com/AAOS_1
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SOURCE American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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