Do Silicone Rings Prevent Ring Avulsion?

Ring avulsions are not something that most people think about on a daily basis, but if you’re one of the millions of people who works in a high-risk environment where metal rings are prohibited, you know how important it is to avoid ring avulsions. Fortunately silicone rings offer anyone unable to wear a metal ring the option to wear your wedding ring just about anytime and anywhere, without the risk of damage to your finger.


What is Ring Avulsion?

The term ring avulsion refers to finger injuries caused by wearing a metal ring, some of which can be pretty gruesome, and can range from:

  • Bruising, cuts, or other surface damage to the muscles and tissues in your finger. While painful, this is actually the best-case scenario if you have an injury from your metal ring.

  • “Degloving”, or damage to the skin tissues, muscles, tendons and bones in your finger from a metal ring being violently ripped from the finger. This is an extremely painful (and gruesome) injury and can cause significant long-term damage to your finger.

  • Complete amputation of the finger, caused by extreme force from a metal ring that gets caught on something and cannot break away. In this case, it’s your finger that will break away, resulting in a traumatic and sudden finger amputation.


How to Avoid Ring Avulsion

One way to avoid ring avulsion injuries is simply to avoid wearing a ring whenever your finger might be at risk. For those who work in an industry where there is a significant risk of injury, such as those who work with industrial machinery, electricians, and construction workers, your workplace may even forbid employees to wear metal rings on the job.

However, just because you don’t work in a particularly hazardous occupation, that doesn’t mean you will never suffer from a ring avulsion injury. One of the most famous and well-known examples of this was late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon, who simply tripped in his home and caught his ring on the edge of a table, nearly ripping the finger off.

Whether you’re in a dangerous profession or you just prefer to play it safe and not end up like Jimmy Fallon, you can wear a silicone wedding ring and stay safe. These durable, yet flexible alternatives to metal rings provide you with the peace of mind knowing that if it does get caught on something, the ring (not your finger) will break away. It could save you a finger, or at the very least, several thousand dollars in medical bills.


Check out all the styles and colors available and get your safe, durable silicone wedding ring from Enso Rings today.

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