Device to remove rings from swollen fingers without cutting

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RingRescueA new device, called RingRescue, makes it possible to easily deal with many cases of swollen fingers with trapped rings, reports Medgadget. It helps to preserve rings while giving clinicians a much gentler way to deal with this issue than using surgical bolt cutters.

The device resembles a tiny blood pressure cuff. The cuff part is placed over the affected finger and a squeezable pump is used to inflate it. Once inflated, over a few minutes the pressure of the cuff works to reduce the size of the swelling. The cuff is then deflated and removed, allowing the ring to slide off more easily.

Medgadget report

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