Ring Avulsion Injuries and Injury from Wedding Band (2022)

Ring avulsions are rare injuries in which soft tissue like a ligament, tendon, or muscle are torn loose in the finger when a ring is suddenly and accidentally pulled off. Also called degloving, this could cause a range of problems from mild bruising to bone, blood vessel, ligament, or nerve damage.

In rare and extreme cases, a ring avulsion might result finger amputattion. Most people will never experience a ring avulsion, but if you work in a job where you're more likely to catch your ring, you may be at risk.

Ring Avulsion Injuries and Injury from Wedding Band (1)

This article discusses the causes, symptoms, and risks of ring avulsions. Learn how it's diagnosed and treated, and how you can prevent this type of injury.

What Is Ring Avulsion?

A ring avulsion is when the ring crushes into the finger and is ripped away.

It may not look like there's much damage, but the finger could be injured beneath the skin. Sometimes, several layers of skin are pulled off during the accident.

If blood vessels are damaged, the blood supply to surrounding tissue can be cut off. In severe cases, you may need surgery to repair blood vessels or tissue.

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Symptoms of Ring Avulsion

Getting your ring ripped off is painful. There may be skin damage and bleeding, but it depends on the severity of the injury.

If your finger isn't bleeding or obviously injured, watch for other symptoms that can indicate internal damage:

  • Swelling of the entire finger
  • Discoloration: The finger may appear white or it may be bruised.
  • Numbness and tingling down the finger
  • Deformity: The finger may be fractured or bent in unnatural ways.

When to See a Doctor

You should have your finger checked any time an avulsion occurs, even if there doesn't seem to be any damage. Call 911 or have someone take you to the ER if you're bleeding a lot or if the finger is completely or partially detached.

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Causes

Ring avulsions are usually the result of an accident, such as a fall or a mistake made when using machinery.

Dramatic stories and studies show that simple accidents can result in serious injuries. Here are three real-world examples of ring avulsion injuries:

(Video) Jimmy Fallon Finger Injury (Ring Avulsion)

  1. Surgery to restore blood flow: In 2015, comedian Jimmy Fallon spent 10 days in the ICU because of a ring avulsion. During a six-hour surgery, the doctor performed a graft by taking part of a vein from Fallon's foot and placing it in his finger. This restored blood flow to the finger.
  2. Loss of a finger: A 2020 study reported the case of a machine operator whose wedding band got caught in heavy machinery. His finger was not fractured, but the tendon was stripped from the bone and his blood supply was cut off. Unfortunately, the finger had to be amputated.
  3. Internal damage: In another incident, a man slipped on his boat. His ring got caught on the boat as he fell, and he was suspended by his finger for several seconds. Although his finger only looked bruised with minor a cut, imaging tests showed nerve and blood vessel damage. He too had a vein graft and 16 months of physical therapy to regain full range-of-motion.

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Diagnosis

Doctors diagnose ring avulsion injuries using the Kay classification system. This rates the injury based on how much blood is lost. The table below lists the classes from least to most severe.

ClassAvulsion Severity
1Blood supply to the finger has not been cut off, and there's no injury to the bone.
2Blood supply has been cut off, but there's no bone injury.
3Blood supply has been cut off, and a bone or joint is injured.
4-AThe finger is amputated, and blood supply to the artery is cut off.
4-BThe finger is amputated, and blood supply to veins is cut off.

The main concern is blood flow to and from the finger. If blood flow is cut off, you could lose the finger.

There's also a risk of arterial thrombosis, a blood clot in an artery. If that were to develop, it would stop blood flow to major organs.

Two tests are usually used to measure blood flow:

  • Arteriograms: This is a special type of X-ray that examines your arteries. A radiologist, a doctor who specializes in imaging, performs this test. Your hand will be numbed with local anesthesia or you'll be put to sleep with general anesthesia. A flexible tube called a catheteris inserted into your arteries. It will release a contrast dye, which will show up on X-ray images. This reveals any breaks or problems in the blood vessels.
  • Ultrasounds: This non-invasive test measures blood flow by bouncing high-frequency sound waves off of red blood cells in veins and arteries. You don't need anesthesia for this procedure.

An orthopedic doctor who specializes in hands should examine your finger.

Imaging tests are done to determine the extent of an avulsion and whether or not blood flow is impeded.

Treatment

If you experience a ring avulsion, you need to get medical attention right away—whether you think the injury is significant or not. Never underestimate the potential for blood loss.

Doctors have had success mending serious injuries such as damaged blood vessels and severed tissue. Still, there's the risk of finger loss in some very extreme cases.

Follow first aid advice to manage any bleeding and help protect your finger from further damage on the way.

First Aid for Ring Avulsion

If your finger is still intact and you're bleeding, apply pressure with gauze, bandages, or clean fabric like a T-shirt or towel.

Only try to remove the ring if it can easily slide off without causing more pain or injury. Forcing the ring to come off when there's swelling or skin degloving can make the injury worse.

If your finger has been amputated:

  • Call 911 or have someone take you to the ER.
  • Apply pressure to stop the bleeding and keep your hand elevated.
  • Have someone help you wash the detached finger with clean water before you leave.
  • Wrap the detached finger in dry gauze and put it in a sealed bag or waterproof container.
  • Keep the bag or container on ice until you reach the ER. Don't place the finger itself directly on ice.

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Surgery

Ring avulsion injuries usually require microvascular reconstruction surgery. For class 1 injuries, doctors will focus on closing open wounds and repairing tendons or muscle. For class 2 and higher, a hand surgeon or plastic surgeon will use tiny instruments to reconnect broken blood vessels and restore blood flow. Broken bones may also need to be reset.

If the injury falls within class 3, there's still a possibility your finger can be reattached. Before trying that, your surgeon will consider how much damage has been done to the soft-tissues and how likely it is that you'll regain function.

Any time blood flow is lost, there is a chance blood vessels won't function right even after surgery. Even class 2 avulsion injuries can have circulation problems that lead to the need for amputation.

It is far less likely that a class 4 amputated finger will be reattached. However, there are things you can do to protect the detached finger en route to the hospital and increase the chances that a surgeon will be able to reattach it.

Treatment of Avulsions

Recap

A ring avulsion is serious. Sometimes the skin isn't broken, but internal ligaments, muscle, or even bone and blood vessels are injured. If you don't get proper medical attention, your finger could be permanently disfigured, or you might lose strength and mobility. In some cases the blood vessels may be destroyed, and if they can't be repaired, the finger may need to be amputated.

Prevention

There are steps you can take to prevent ring avulsion injury. Some of these are required in workplaces already.

Remove Your Rings

Remove rings before working, especially if your job involves harsh or slippery conditions, heavy machinery, or anything that puts you at risk of falling.

It's also smart to remove rings before doing home improvements or yard work, playing sports, exercising, or enjoying hobbies. It's especially important if you know you're prone to accidents.

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Wear a Silicone Ring

Rings made of silicone have become popular. These inexpensive bands are designed to break if they get snagged on an object. Some brands combine precious metals with the silicone to give them a sense of style and rarity. Others are made specifically for outdoor enthusiasts and people with active lifestyles.

Summary

Ring avulsion injuries are rare but can be very serious. They're usually caused by accidents in the workplace or during physical labor. A ring gets caught on something and quickly pulls the finger, resulting in anything from severe bruising to amputation.

Even if your finger looks fine, it's important to have it checked by a doctor. Don't delay medical attention. The moment an avulsion occurs, you should call 911 and start first aid right away.

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A Word From Verywell

Rings can be sentimental to the wearer and, if applicable, the giver. But if you think there's a chance a ring avulsion injury could happen to you or your loved one, remember that a ring is never as important as the person wearing it.

Show your loved one that you care for their safety by asking them to take their ring off before work or gifting them with a silicone ring instead. If it's you who wants to switch, you might consider inviting your loved one to select one for you so it is more meaningful.

Some people even consider getting a ring tattooed on their finger to avoid the risk entirely.

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FAQs

Ring Avulsion Injuries and Injury from Wedding Band? ›

What is a ring avulsion? A ring avulsion is an injury to one of your fingers that happens when a ring you're wearing is suddenly pulled with a strong force. They are serious injuries that frequently lead to amputation.

What is a ring avulsion injury? ›

A ring avulsion injury is sustained by a sudden force pulling a ring from a finger. This can result in severe injury ranging from circumferential soft-tissue laceration to complete amputation.

Does wedding ring damage your finger? ›

Ring avulsion happens when a ring on one of your fingers is caught on an object and gets yanked off suddenly and rapidly. The force and pressure of the ring being pulled can strip off and damage finger tissues, including muscles, tendons, and bones. This is called “degloving.”

How common is degloving from wedding ring? ›

It may seem like this type of incident isn't all too common, but all in all, about 150,000 people annually experience a ring avulsion. Heavy machinery that moves at rapid speeds is a serious danger and a common cause of ring avulsion and degloving accidents.

How many people lose rings with fingers? ›

The injury was intense and nearly cost Jimmy his finger, but it's not a common injury. In fact, most reports suggest that only about 150,000 incidents of ring avulsion are reported per year. However, that doesn't mean you shouldn't take precautions.

Can ring avulsion be fixed? ›

Almost all ring avulsions require surgery. Which type of operation you'll need depends on the classification of the ring avulsion and how severely damaged your finger is. If it's possible, your surgeon will reattach your finger and restore its blood flow and function.

How common are ring avulsions? ›

Ring avulsion is a rare, potentially devastating, difficult to treat, but easily preventable injury that occurs when a ring you're wearing gets stuck on a fast moving object, causing the ring to strip away soft tissue around the bone of your ring finger. Many of these injuries result in amputation.

What is finger avulsion? ›

Finger avulsion is a rare and grave injury. Injury caused to the finger wearing a ring by avulsion of the soft tissues, when the ring is pulled forcefully can cause a wide spectrum of damage ranging from a simple contusion injury to a traumatic amputation.

How is a finger injury diagnosed? ›

Symptoms of finger injuries (below) can help you tell the difference between a jammed finger and broken finger.
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The most common symptoms of hand and finger injuries are:
  1. Pain at the injury point or in your fingers.
  2. Inability to move the finger.
  3. Limited hand motion.
  4. Deformity.
  5. Swelling.
  6. Bruising.
  7. Weakness of the hand.

Can a tight ring damage your finger? ›

Not removing a ring in this situation could allow the ring to turn into a tourniquet. This can result in serious side effects including loss of sensation and blood flow and potential tendon damage, which could lead to permanent tissue damage and the need for amputation of the digit.

How long does a degloving injury take to heal? ›

This was instrumental in the healing of this degloving wound. This is the wound 4 & 6 weeks after the trauma completely healed.

What happens if you Deglove your finger? ›

Degloving, also called avulsion, is a type of severe injury that happens when the top layers of your skin and tissue are ripped from the underlying muscle, connective tissue, or bone. If the ring remains stuck on the hold, it can completely strip the finger. And can even amputate it given enough strain.

What does it mean when your finger turns black from a ring? ›

This is due to other environmental, chemical and biological factors. On the Coast, we have a lot of salt, and therefore chlorine, in the atmosphere. Elements such as sulphur and chlorine react with the other metals in the gold jewelry, causing it to corrode and turn black, thus blackening the skin underneath.

Do silicone rings prevent ring avulsion? ›

Silicone rings provide protection against ring avulsions as they have a significantly lower force to failure than metal rings. The use of silicone rings can be encouraged in professions where ring avulsion injuries are more likely, such as healthcare professionals and heavy laborers.

Why you shouldn't wear a ring on your thumb? ›

In his book "Mystic's Musings", Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev has warned women to never wear any metal rings on their thumbs as it "will lead to attracting occult forms".

What to do if ring is cutting off circulation? ›

Coax it off with a dental floss.

Make sure it's a snug but not a too-tight winding as this can cut off blood circulation. Try slipping off the ring by sliding it over the floss-wrapped area, or carefully unwind the floss from the bottom part of your finger so it moves the ring up to the knuckle.

Is it OK to leave ring on swollen finger? ›

Sleeping in rings or wearing them in the heat can cause your finger to swell. Water retention can cause the swelling and as a results, rings can get stuck and cause serious injury if not treated and removed.

How can an avulsion fracture be prevented? ›

Prevention of Avulsion Fractures of the Pelvis
  1. Warm up and stretch before playing any sport.
  2. Do not push yourself too hard during any sport.
  3. Avoid making sudden movements (twisting or direction change)
  4. Do exercises that strengthen and improve pelvic muscles.

What happens if you wear a ring too long? ›

Wearing rings for a prolonged period of time causes ugly marks around your fingers. If ignored, those marks can become permanent. If you are dealing with such ring stains then not wearing your ring is a temporary solution. Those stains will come back once you put on the ring again.

Did Jimmy Fallon rip his finger off? ›

Ring avulsion, which occurred when Fallon tripped over a braided rug in his home and caught his ring finger on a countertop during his fall, is a sudden pull on a ring that causes severe soft tissue injury, ranging from circumferential soft tissue laceration to complete amputation.

How is avulsion treated? ›

Treatment of an avulsion fracture typically includes resting and icing the affected area, followed by controlled exercises that help restore range of motion, improve muscle strength and promote bone healing. Most avulsion fractures heal very well without surgical intervention.

Should you ever take off your wedding ring? ›

The answer is that it's really up to you. According to The Knot, most people move their engagement ring to their right hand so that their wedding band won't be “upstaged.” But, you can totally take it off and leave it safely at home or with someone you trust.

How long does a finger avulsion take to heal? ›

You might need to wear a cast or splint for a few weeks. Fractures usually take about three to 12 weeks to heal completely.

What is a chronic avulsion injury? ›

An avulsion fracture happens when a ligament or tendon pulls part of your bone off. This usually happens as the result of a traumatic injury. Avulsion fractures commonly occur in the hip, elbow, and ankle in young people who play sports.

What is the first aid for avulsion? ›

Control bleeding with direct pressure and elevation: Use an absorbent clean dressing or whatever clean cloth is available to hold pressure on an open avulsion or degloving injury. The dressing will trap blood and hold it against the open wound, promoting clotting. Clotting will ultimately help to stop the bleeding.

What is the most common finger injury? ›

Cuts, Scrapes (skinned knuckles) and Bruises. These are the most common injuries. Jammed Finger. The end of a straightened finger or thumb receives a blow.

How do you know if a finger injury is serious? ›

Always seek medical care if the following occur:
  1. If there is severe pain or deformity.
  2. If there is uncontrolled bleeding.
  3. If there is a numbness (loss of sensation)
  4. If the finger is pale or bluish.
  5. If there are exposed bones or tendons.

How do you know if you have damaged a tendon in finger? ›

If your extensor tendons are damaged, you'll be unable to straighten 1 or more fingers. If your flexor tendons are damaged, you'll be unable to bend 1 or more fingers. Tendon damage can also cause pain and swelling (inflammation) in your hand.

What happens if your rings are too tight? ›

But how tight is TOO tight? A ring that is too tight will leave indent marks at the base of your finger and will not turn clockwise or counterclockwise around your finger. If the ring does not slide over your knuckle after applying a small amount of pressure when taking it off, the ring is too tight.

What happens if you wear a tight ring? ›

Wearing or putting on a ring should never hurt, tingle or swell. One that's too tight could actually cut off the blood circulation, preventing the skin from breathing, and that could cause serious damage. It doesn't leave indent marks.

How do you make a swollen finger go down fast? ›

Try these methods for reducing swelling in your fingers:
  1. Keep your hand/arm elevated. If you keep your hand down, gravity is keeping the extra fluid in your hand. ...
  2. Apply ice to the affected area.
  3. Wear a splint or compressive wrap. Do not apply too tightly. ...
  4. Take anti inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen.
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What is the difference between an avulsion and degloving? ›

Degloving, also called avulsion, is a type of severe injury that happens when the top layers of your skin and tissue are ripped from the underlying muscle, connective tissue, or bone. It can affect any body part, but it's more common in the legs. Degloving injuries are often life-threatening.

What does a degloving injury look like? ›

Diagnosis of Degloving Injuries

Closed degloving injuries are harder to identify, as it may not be obvious that the top layer of skin has detached from deeper layers of tissue. Symptoms to look for include bruising, pain and swelling in the affected area.

How painful is being Degloved? ›

Even after all the surgeries are done, there is also the potential that you will have to live with life-long discomfort in the area. While amputation victims may have phantom limb pain, because of the nerve damage in degloving injuries, the discomfort has the potential to be almost constant.

What is ring tourniquet? ›

Ring tourniquet syndrome is a strangulation injury, usually at the proximal finger or toe, caused by a rigid circular metal object. The resulting ischemia can lead to necrosis, permanent nerve and/or tissue damage, and amputation of the digit.

Is rose gold is real gold? ›

Rose gold is an alloy made from a combination of pure gold and copper. The blend of the two metals changes the color of the final product and its karat. For example, the most common alloy of rose gold is 75 percent pure gold to 25 percent copper, which makes 18k rose gold.

Are rose gold engagement rings tacky? ›

Rose gold engagement rings are not tacky but rather are a unique and attractive piece of jewelry that you will rock for decades. It works with all skin tones and doesn't limit you on your choice of clothes.

Why does 14K gold turn my skin black? ›

The most common reason why skin discolors when wearing gold jewelry is metallic abrasion. Metallic abrasion is a result of makeup on skin or clothing. Cosmetics often contain compounds harder than the jewelry itself, which wear or rub off very tiny particles.

Can a silicone ring rip your finger off? ›

They're lightweight, flexible, breathable, and designed to keep you safe. If a silicone ring is placed under too much pressure, it will stretch and eventually snap, breaking free of your finger before your finger can be damaged.

Are silicone wedding bands Safe? ›

Silicone wedding bands provide a safe, comfortable, and affordable alternative to typical engagement and wedding ring bands,” explains jeweler Carol Offman.

Are silicone bands Safe? ›

There is no evidence that silicone can leach into skin while wearing it, and no studies have found it to be problematic or dangerous for the skin. Shop for your silicone ring at Enso Rings today and get a safe material that looks amazing and can be worn just about everywhere.

What finger is the widow finger? ›

The widow wears the ring on the right ring finger while the widower wears the ring on the left little finger. In this manner, the surviving spouse aids in the grieving process by allowing the spouse to express their status as a widowed person.

What does it mean when a girl wears a thumb ring? ›

The Thumb Ring as a Symbol of Freedom

As it represents something unique and different from other fingers, thumbs jewelry represents the boldness and courage to express those differences. Furthermore, it symbolizes the freedom of thought and willingness to feel comfortable as someone who sticks out.

What does a black ring on the middle finger mean? ›

Description. English: A black ring is a symbol of asexuality and is most commonly worn on the right middle finger.

Can a wedding band cut off circulation? ›

Some of the dangers or a ring that is too tight is cutting off the blood circulation, and not allowing the skin to breathe. In most severe cases the ring has to be removed – and if it's not a silicone ring, perhaps even cut off by a doctor.

How common are ring Avulsions? ›

Ring avulsions are rare. They're only around 5% of emergency room visits for arm and hand injuries each year.

Why is my wedding ring hurting my finger? ›

When your skin comes into contact with the metal of the ring, your body releases chemicals that cause the area to itch and become irritated. Occlusion dermatitis is often the result of a buildup of soap, moisture, or debris underneath a ring.

How did Jimmy Fallon get ring avulsion? ›

Ring avulsion, which occurred when Fallon tripped over a braided rug in his home and caught his ring finger on a countertop during his fall, is a sudden pull on a ring that causes severe soft tissue injury, ranging from circumferential soft tissue laceration to complete amputation.

What does avulsion mean in medical terms? ›

Medical Definition of avulsion

: a tearing away of a body part accidentally or surgically avulsion of the fingernail. avulsion. noun.

What to do if ring is cutting off circulation? ›

Coax it off with a dental floss.

Make sure it's a snug but not a too-tight winding as this can cut off blood circulation. Try slipping off the ring by sliding it over the floss-wrapped area, or carefully unwind the floss from the bottom part of your finger so it moves the ring up to the knuckle.

What does it mean when your finger turns black from a ring? ›

This is due to other environmental, chemical and biological factors. On the Coast, we have a lot of salt, and therefore chlorine, in the atmosphere. Elements such as sulphur and chlorine react with the other metals in the gold jewelry, causing it to corrode and turn black, thus blackening the skin underneath.

What does it mean when a man wears a black wedding band? ›

Black can signify power, courage, or strength, as well as show conviction or belief. In relation to marriage, a black ring can symbolize the power of love. Wearing black rings can be a way for a couple to show that they are dedicated to their marriage and that they believe in the strength of their union above all else.

Do silicone rings prevent ring avulsion? ›

Silicone rings provide protection against ring avulsions as they have a significantly lower force to failure than metal rings. The use of silicone rings can be encouraged in professions where ring avulsion injuries are more likely, such as healthcare professionals and heavy laborers.

How long does a finger avulsion take to heal? ›

You might need to wear a cast or splint for a few weeks. Fractures usually take about three to 12 weeks to heal completely.

Which injury is a severe avulsion? ›

The most common avulsion injury, skin avulsion often occurs during motor vehicle collisions. The severity of avulsion ranges from skin flaps (minor) to degloving (moderate) and amputation of a finger or limb (severe).

How do you treat avulsion wounds? ›

Avulsion injuries are usually treated in one of the following ways:
  1. Allowing the wound to heal on its own, growing new skin from the edges into the middle.
  2. Stitching the edges of the wound together, if the wound is small.
  3. Reattaching the avulsed skin.
  4. Grafting skin over the wound.

Can a wedding band cut off circulation? ›

Some of the dangers or a ring that is too tight is cutting off the blood circulation, and not allowing the skin to breathe. In most severe cases the ring has to be removed – and if it's not a silicone ring, perhaps even cut off by a doctor.

What happens when you wear a tight ring for too long? ›

It doesn't hurt, tingle or swell.

Wearing or putting on a ring should never hurt, tingle or swell. One that's too tight could actually cut off the blood circulation, preventing the skin from breathing, and that could cause serious damage.

Can a tight ring damage your finger? ›

Not removing a ring in this situation could allow the ring to turn into a tourniquet. This can result in serious side effects including loss of sensation and blood flow and potential tendon damage, which could lead to permanent tissue damage and the need for amputation of the digit.

Is rose gold is real gold? ›

Rose gold is an alloy made from a combination of pure gold and copper. The blend of the two metals changes the color of the final product and its karat. For example, the most common alloy of rose gold is 75 percent pure gold to 25 percent copper, which makes 18k rose gold.

Are rose gold engagement rings tacky? ›

Rose gold engagement rings are not tacky but rather are a unique and attractive piece of jewelry that you will rock for decades. It works with all skin tones and doesn't limit you on your choice of clothes.

Why does 14K gold turn my skin black? ›

The most common reason why skin discolors when wearing gold jewelry is metallic abrasion. Metallic abrasion is a result of makeup on skin or clothing. Cosmetics often contain compounds harder than the jewelry itself, which wear or rub off very tiny particles.

Videos

1. Jimmy Fallon Explains His Finger Injury
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2. Allen Tells His Finger Amputation Story #ringavulsion #amputated
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3. Who is at high risk of a ring avulsion injury?
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6. Removing ring from swollen finger
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