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PAUL, PUMPKINS, and THE POPE

PAUL, PUMPKINS, and THE POPE
October 7, 2015

Hands and injuries have been much in the news of late, from hand transplants to robotic hands to injuries.

Football fans, for example, know about Jason Pierre Paul (JPP), the defensive end for the NY Giants who blew off parts of his hand with fireworks. Well, we’re way past July 4, but every season brings its hazards.
Coming up soon:
Halloween
The Goal: carve the pumpkin, not your hand!

Some tips, especially for those of you with kids/grandkids:



    And the Pope?

    Well, I didn’t notice Pope Francis doing this on his recent visit, but maybe I missed it. Often when a Popes blesses the flock, he has his last two fingers bent.



    This is known as Benediction Hand and may have its origin back in the Middle Ages or earlier. One of the early Popes may have had an injury to the Median or Ulnar nerve or possibly an untreated case of Dupuytren’s contracture.

    The good news: these conditions are all treatable in the 21st century if you catch them early enough.



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