Avoiding ring avulsion in the tree care industry

Ring avulsion is a serious topic for the tree care industry. Many tree workers do not like to take off their wedding rings during the workday.

Fortunately, we live in a time where traditional wedding bands can be replaced by silicone rings. The new rings are not only safe but they look just like traditional wedding bands.

What is ring avulsion?

Ring avulsion happens when a ring on one of your fingers is caught on an object and gets yanked off suddenly and rapidly. The force and pressure of the ring being pulled off can strip and damage finger tissues, muscles, tendons and bones.

Ring avulsion can happen easily in the tree care industry from climbing, using heavy machinery or simply chipping brush. The only way to avoid these injuries all together is to remove a traditional wedding ring before engaging in tree work. 

Ring avulsion is preventable

Even though the best line of defense is to remove rings altogether, the reality is many won’t. That’s why Dripline.net has partnered with Groove Life in order to bring awareness and keep your fingers safe.

Experts agree that rings made from silicone are the best line of defense. Silicone rings have no sharp edges to dig into your finger.  If a silicone ring is placed under too much pressure, it will stretch and eventually snap, breaking free of your finger before your finger can be damaged. In layman’s terms, the silicone rings will break at about 32 pounds of force.

It is also very important that you are wearing the proper size ring, check out this size guide for help.