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NorthShore’s Emergency Departments have seen a significant spike in injuries from people slipping and falling on the ice in the past couple days. Injuries have included broken ankles, hips, and wrists - from people trying to break their falls.
With the National Weather Service issuing a winter weather advisory for much of northern Illinois through Wednesday afternoon, it’s more important than ever to be safe when out and about.
Robert Zombolo, DPM, Orthopaedics at NorthShore, shares some safety tips for walking in the winter wonderland:
Remember if you happen to fall on snow or ice; do not put your hands out! That is when you are more like to break your hands or arms. If you can, tuck your arms in and roll, and move your head away from the ground.