Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group
Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located in Carmel, NY & Newburgh, NY
If you’re among the more than thousands of people in New York and Connecticut who suffer workplace injuries every year, the orthopaedic care experts at Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group are here to guide you safely to full recovery. There are offices in Carmel, Newburgh, Mount Kisco, and Fishkill, New York, with another office in Danbury, Connecticut. Book a workers’ compensation assessment by calling the office nearest you or requesting an appointment online.
Worker’s Compensation Q & A
What is a workers’ compensation injury?
Workers’ compensation injuries occur on the job or while performing work-related duties. Some common types of workers’ compensation injuries include:
Traumatic injuries happen unexpectedly and cause immediate effects. This type of injury can include a wide range of damage, such as broken bones and all kinds of soft tissue problems.
Repetitive motion injuries
Repetitive motion injuries are those that develop very slowly. Performing certain motions, for example, assembly line work on a daily basis for long periods can lead to elbow pain, hand pain, or other issues.
Overexertion injuries can happen when you lift, pull, push, hold, or transport objects routinely in your job.
No matter how your workers’ compensation injury occurred, an accurate assessment is a vital step in recovery.
How do you diagnose workers’ compensation injuries?
You'll have a physical exam and medical history review, and then undergo any recommended imaging tests such as MRI, ultrasound, and digital X-rays.
Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group has all the necessary diagnostic equipment in the office, so you can typically get a diagnosis on the same day. Then, your orthopaedic physician discusses a treatment plan with you.
How are workers’ compensation injuries treated?
Treatment usually starts with conservative multidisciplinary care, such as:
- Physical therapy
- Steroid injections
- Electrical stimulation
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
- Stem cell injections (such as Lipogems®)
- Taping, bracing, or casting
- Custom orthotics
If non-surgical treatments don’t help you return to full function, you might need surgery. The board-certified orthopaedic surgeons at Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group regularly perform surgery for injuries affecting:
- Hands and wrists
- Feet and ankles
- Cervical spine
- Lumbar spine
The orthopaedic surgeons expertly perform minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery and complex open surgery based on your particular needs.
When can I return to work after a workers’ compensation injury?
With workers’ compensation injuries, every situation is different. The ultimate goal is full healing and a normal return to unrestricted activity, including work; however, that’s not always possible.
Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group recommends a return-to-work schedule based on what’s healthiest and safest for you. If you need accommodations of any type to be safe at work, your doctor can help you make that request.
Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group offers workers’ compensation care at five convenient offices in New York and Connecticut. Book your appointment by calling the office nearest you or requesting an appointment online.