Children who trap their fingers in doors have amputations

Children who trap their fingers in doors can suffer lifelong problems, plastic surgeons warn.

In some instances, trapping a finger as a youngster can lead to chronic pain, migraines, depression or even amputation in later life, according to The British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (Bapras).

Bapras advises patients fit safety latches onto doors in their home.

Around 30,000 children trap their fingers in doors every year, of which approximately 1,500 require surgery. 

Self-shutting fire doors, car doors and hinges are the top three causes of such injuries.

Children who trap their fingers in doors can suffer lifelong problems, plastic surgeons warn

Children who trap their fingers in doors can suffer lifelong problems, plastic surgeons warn

HOW TO KEEP CHILDREN SAFE AT HOME 

To keep children safe at home, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents recommends:

Never leaving youngsters alone  Not putting babies under six months on raised surfaces Keeping small objects that

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