If you’ve ever sliced yourself while cutting an avocado, you cannot be trusted with knives, but you’re also not alone. It has been such a prevalent problem that doctors have dubbed it, “Avocado Hand,” and are urging people to be more careful while prepping that guac.
According to the Times of London, people are out here getting irreparable nerve damage in their hands from this “global phenomenon.”
Plastic surgeon Simon Eccles said he treats at least four patients a week for avocado hand, and there’s even a “post-brunch surge” on the weekends.
How does this keep happening?
Well, apparently when you underestimate the avocado’s ripeness, and when you try to take out the pit.
Just be careful when you’re prepping that beautiful avocado toast because you don’t want to end up in the Emergency Room, telling your friends and family you got “avocado hand.”