Injuries and partial fingers amputations caused by trapping the fingers in the doors is one of the prime recordings of hand injuries among children.

A study undertaken in the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital (Scotland) is revealing. Over the first five months of 1998, 188 children were attended with injury to the fingertip due to trauma from doors. 25% of all the cases were serious, with avulsion of the nail or amputation of part of the fingertip. 15% of the children required a general anaesthetic. See the medical articles for further information.

The exact incidence of finger injuries is unknown as children are treated in all the other hospitals in Aberdeen, and also by general practitioners in their own surgeries. Relatively minor injuries are often managed by parents and school nurses. So, since the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital serves a catchment area of half a million people, there are surely much more than 902 children (188x2x12/5) with finger injuries caused by doors per million inhabitants every year in Abeerden. That means more than 54.000 cases in the United Kingdom per year.

The aim of FLEXOOR Hinges is to achieve on risks of door-trapping a situation similar to that of electric risks. If we introduce a finger into an electric socket, a safety device will limit the discharge preventing serious damages . Similarly, the FLEXOOR hinges create a flexible joint in the doors, so the exerted pressure is limited and the mutilations and serious wounds are avoided.

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