You might want to give your phone some rest now. Over the last decade, there has been a rise in the number of cell-phone related face injuries. A study by a facial plastic surgeon was published few days back in the JAMA Otolaryngology journal.
This study found a rise in the number of cell-phone related face injuries. It is a fact that around 76,000 people faced cellphone-related injuries from 1998 to 2017. The study involved cases where data is collected from emergency-room visits from around 100 hospitals.
Dr. Boris Pashkover’s study shows the rise in number of face injuries due to cell phones. He explained how most of it happened because of distraction. Most of the mobile related injuries happen to the head and neck. And the numbers have increased steeply over the recent 20-year period. Dr. Boris displayed his concern and said that though the disposition of most cases is simple, some of the injuries can be risky in long term.
The injuries were mostly minor. Like facial cuts, bruises and fractures. These injuries often befall the careless users of cell phones. Many of the injuries were caused by people texting while walking, tripping and landing face-down on the sidewalk. And there are also rare cases in which the injury comes from throwing the mobile at the face.
In the study it was also found that 40 percent of the injured were from ages 13 to 29. This shows how the younger generation is irresponsible and distracted. Dr. Boris advised users to pay attention to their surroundings while using cellphones or else they would meet an accident and ruin their face.