Avacodo Hand, It's Real, As In Real Bad!

May 12, 2017

"Avocado Hand" is real and it is horrifying.

The London Times reports that doctors have started using this term to describe "serious stab and slash injuries" from trying to open up the fruit and remove the large pit (seed) from inside. In the U.K., the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons is now calling for safety labels.

They say many of the injuries are so severe that people suffer nerve damage and may never regain full use of their hand. What's more, doctors say they are seeing as many as four avocado hand injuries per week.