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.