All good points. I didn't mean to scare anyone re injury, but working in surgery perhaps makes more aware of potential problems.storysunfolding wrote:Wedding rings are the leading cause of finger degloving and amputation according to the American Society for Surgery of the hand.
I don't see it as that common with a good pair of gloves.
However, take the ring off is cheap insurance.
I get really upset when I see people riding without gloves. We can fix most broken bones these days, but if the skin & tissue are torn off (degloving) then there is a major risk of infection +/- amputation.
So good gloves & some common sense about chunky jewellery is worth considering.