Work Related Injuries
Regional Orthopedics, an orthopedic care center with multiple sites and services, provides the finest medical care available in the New York/New Jersey area for workers’ compensation patients. Our Workers’ Compensation Program coordinates all aspects of treatment – complete with experienced physicians, advanced imaging diagnostics including ultrasound, digital radiography, fluoroscopy and MRI, electrodiagnostic testing, in office procedure suite, ambulatory surgery center and 2 physical therapy facilities. With patient care always the first priority, our dedicated staff coordinates diverse orthopedic services allowing our physicians to give continuous attention to our patients throughout the treatment and healing process.
The specially educated staff of our established Workers’ Compensation Department understands the challenges inherent in these cases and will facilitate the many business-related aspects of the program with ease and efficiency. While our physicians treat the physical needs of the patient, the staff facilitates appointments, work status, and doctor communication. With our Electronic Medical Record we are able to complete detailed documentation of your visit which is available to you at the completion of your visit and then forwarded to the necessary 3rd parties within 24 hrs.
Regional Orthopedics Workers’ Compensation Services Include:
- Board Certified Specialists
- Advanced Diagnostics
- In office procedures
- Ambulatory surgery center
- SLU Evaluations
- Medical/Legal and Second Opinion Consultations
- Appointments within 24 hours
- Same day Injury and Work Status Reports available through online secure computer software
- A dedicated workers’ compensation inquiry call line
- Timely and concise written reports which meet all legal requirements
- Fees in compliance with Official Medical Fee Schedule
- Computerized Report Retrieval (Center of Excellence Program)
- Online Status Reports
- Online Full Narrative Reports
- Online Appointment Scheduling
- Online Authorization and Approval Requests
Areas of expertise include both surgical and non-surgical treatments of:
- Repetitive Injury Treatment
- Industrial Injuries
- Back and Neck Injuries
- Foot and Ankle Injuries
- Fracture & Trauma Care
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Arthroscopic Knee, Shoulder & Spine Surgery
- Musclosketetal Disorders
- Same Day Surgery
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Electrodiagnostic Evaluations
- Nerve Block
- Physical Therapy/Sports Therapy
In America, if you are employed then each day that you attend your place of work you are potentially risking injury or worse to yourself. Many workers compensation claims that are seen by an Orthopedic Surgery include repetitive motion injuries all the way through to acute trauma cases. The place of employment is not really a factor as office workers as well as construction workers can all suffer from a vast range of work related injury. If you have sustained an injury or illness through work and it affects the musculoskeletal system then you should seek the diagnosis and subsequent treatment by an Orthopedic Surgeon.
Any damage or injury to the musculoskeletal system can be evaluated by the Orthopedic surgeon and his staff. This applies to injuries and conditions that affect any bone, joint, tendon, nerve, muscle or ligament in the body. There are a range of common work place injuries that are specific to the occupation of the employee.
Of the more common injuries that present are those that involve repetitive motion. Cumulative Trauma Disorder or CTD is a blanket term that describes many of the common injuries and conditions that affect the soft tissue of the body. CTD is a condition where the opinions conflict as to how the CTD was originally caused. Some of the opinions are muscle and nerve tension along with over use just to name a few.
Overuse of muscles and joints after they have become fatigued can increase the likelihood of injury. When muscles and tissues have become over tired or overloaded they do not have a proper opportunity to recover if they are not properly rested. Participating in the same action again and again can cause the muscles to fatigue causing minor damage that the body needs to repair at some point throughout the day. This damage cannot be repaired if it is occurring faster than the body is given time to heal. This results in soft tissue damage which weakens them and this is when pain becomes evident. This type of structural problem responds well to activity modifications, injections, anti-inflammatory treatment, surgery, and rehabilitation.