Jon Hernandez, MD, knows is just a matter of time before he sees another hand injury caused by a table saw.
“They’re one of the most common injuries I encounter with my patients,” says the orthopedic hand specialist who joined Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute in late October. “They’re right up there with lawn mower and snowblower injuries. Depending on the time of year, I usually see at least one a month.”
Hernandez, who is based at LVPG Orthopedics and Sports Medicine–Station Circle in Hazleton and LVPG Orthopedics and Sports Medicine–Carbon in Lehighton, is an avid woodworker himself. He knows how devastating these hand injuries can be.