The Top Three Workers’ Compensation Injuries & Illnesses: An Employee-Centric Approach to Recovery
In this webinar, guest practitioners reviewed the top three injuries and illnesses (sprains, strains, and tears) concerning lower back injuries, neck injuries, and soft tissue injuries. Participating claims professionals, employers, and stakeholders learned more about generally prescribed treatment and recovery processes, how to identify and overcome potential obstacles to implementing the treatment plan, and had the unique opportunity to engage and ask practicing specialists questions about injuries and the recovery process.
A Joint Effort: Managing the Road to Recovery in Knee Injuries
This Injury Insight session was all about injuries to the knee joint, the largest and most complex joint in the body. Dr. Rockett discussed the anatomy of the knee, such as the patella, ligaments, and meniscus, and common conditions and injuries of the knee ranging from meniscal tears and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, Baker’s cysts, tendonitis, contusions, bursitis, and arthritis to loose bodies, dislocations, and more. Participants learned about various treatments, surgical and non-surgical, and how to best support the employee’s road to recovery.
Managing an Injured Rotator Cuff: From Therapy to Surgery and Everything In-Between
In this webinar participating claims professionals and employers learned the anatomy of the rotator cuff, common mechanisms of injury, and methods to prevent injuries in the workplace. Additionally, we reviewed the common symptoms and the workup including x-rays, MRI, CT scans, and physical exam findings. Treatment options were discussed including medications, injections (cortisone, platelet-rich plasma, hyaluronic acid, prolotherapy), physical therapy, acupuncture massage therapy, and surgical options. Dr. Weitzel reviewed and showed different types of rotator cuff injuries and the surgical techniques used to treat various rotator cuff injuries ranging from repair to replacement and newer techniques. Video images are shown. Post-operative rehabilitation and timelines to return to work including data obtained from Care Pathway including the anticipated time to work with restrictions and full duty. At the conclusion of this webinar, participants were able to identify common risk factors for workplace injuries of the rotator cuff, the presentation, and the evaluation of the industrial workers. Modalities utilized in surgical and non-surgical management of rotator cuff injuries and anticipated recovery timelines after a patient is injured.
Injuries of the Upper Extremities
This session explored upper extremity injuries, including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. Participants learned about a range of common diagnoses, including arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, fractures and ligament injuries, Med/Lat Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow), treatment options, and how to overcome rehabilitation obstacles and challenges to best support the workers’ recovery.
The content for the Injury Insight webinar series was been developed and presented in coordination with various physicians and health care practitioners as featured presenters and provided solely for informational and educational purposes. Webinars within the Injury Insight series are not produced as a means of endorsement or advertisement for either Medical and Life Care Consulting Services or the various physicians or health care practitioners nor constitute a formal partnership between Medical and Life Care Consulting and any of the featured presenters.