Friday, December 04, 2015
Hanging lights can hurt your....feet
A heel bone fracture is a life-changing event, says Pedro Cosculluela, MD, a Houston Methodist orthopedic surgeon. Fracturing it can also lead to infection in surrounding soft tissues.
Even if the break does not come through the skin, signs of fracture are a blueish color of the skin or tenting of the skin. Surgery with plates and screws if often necessary.
Take extra precautions with those lights.
--Inspect the ladder prior to climbing it.
--Extend the latter at least three feet above the roof--never stand on the top step.
--Secure the latter to the house--or have someone spot you and hold it.
If it's icy up there--well, the answer is obvious.