Preventing Hand Injuries When Gardening [Video]

Ask the Expert: Hand Video Series

About the video: How can I keep my hands safe and prevent injury when gardening?

Gardening can be a rewarding endeavor, but it certainly can take its toll on your hands. Listen to Summit Orthopedics’ experts share some tips to prevent injury to your hands when out in the garden. Featuring hand surgeons, Edward Su, M.D. and Paul Donahue, M.D.

Meet the Expert: Edward Su, M.D.

Dr. Su’s approach: “Driving, cooking, bathing, using tools, computers, and playing sports. We interact with the world largely through our hands, and I appreciate the importance of staying active and pain free.”

Dr. Su’s background: After completing his undergraduate studies at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Su moved to New York, New York, where he earned his Medical Degree at the New York School of Medicine, and later completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency at the Hospital for Joint Diseases. He also completed fellowship training for Hand and Upper Extremities at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.

Meet Dr. Donahue

Dr. Donahue’s approach: “It’s important to keep moving as much as your body will allow comfortably on a daily basis, be it walking, jogging, biking, swimming, or skiing, to maintain your weight and health.”

Dr. Donahue’s education: Dr. Donahue completed his undergraduate degree at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. After he obtained his medical degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN, he completed his residency at Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia. He later trained in the Hand Surgery fellowship program at the University of Louisville Hospitals in Louisville, KY

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  • Paul Donahue, M.D.

    “It’s important to keep moving as much as your body will allow comfortably on a daily basis, be it walking, jogging, biking, swimming, or skiing, to maintain your weight and health.”

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  • Edward Su, M.D.

    “Driving, cooking, bathing, using tools, computers, and playing sports. We interact with the world largely through our hands, and I appreciate the importance of staying active and pain free.”

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