“Learn to undo bras,” say plastic surgeons
Men should spend more time learning how to undo bra straps safely, according to doctors at St George's Hospital in London.
The team of plastic surgeons, led by Mr Andrew Fleming, has described a case where a young man needed surgery after catching a finger in his partner's bra while undoing it.
Mr Fleming, who cites the case in the British Journal of Plastic Surgery,1 said: “[We] advocate patient self-education (during the adolescent years) on the mechanism of external female mammary support, and postulate that it may be important in reducing the incidence of other such injuries.”
The 27 year old male patient had presented to casualty after catching his left middle finger between the double straps of the bra of his “attractive female companion” and sustaining a forced ulnar abduction rotatory injury of the proximal interphalangeal joint.
Mr Fleming operated on the finger after an x ray film identified