Each day, members of the American workforce are injured on the job. According to the CDC, in 2012 alone, 3.8 million workers sustained injuries on the job. Work related injuries have expensive repercussions. The ability of the injured worker to earn an income during recovery is compromised, and the employer as well as society incur tremendous costs paying for workers’ comp, medical expenses, and the cost of day-to-day living for the injured worker. The CDC estimates that workplace injuries cost the nation around 192 billion dollars annually! It’s in everyone’s best interest for those suffering from workplace injuries to recover as quickly as possible and get back to work.
The workplace takes its toll on the average worker. Whether your job requires you to lift heavy objects, perform strenuous manual labor, or sit in the same position for hours a day in front of a computer, chances are you will encounter some form of pain, soreness, or injury.
Knee injuries can occur from lifting, kneeling, or high impact activity. An orthopedic surgeon can diagnose the nature of your knee injury, and determine the proper treatment for you.
Spine and back injuries can also be the result of a strenuous work day, but sitting for long hours in front of a computer or at a desk can take a toll as well. An orthopedic surgeon will diagnose and treat your condition, and help you to prevent re occurrence with supportive measures you can incorporate into your workday.
If you have pain resulting from past fractures or injuries and this pain is compromising your ability to perform your job, an orthopedic surgeon can help with that also! Contact us to see how we can get you back on the job and pain-free as soon as possible.