All people who perform physical labor in industrial professions, such as mining or construction, use powerful equipment and machinery. Whether the hazards come from the long-term repetitive use of certain equipment, overexertion on the job, or an unsafe work environment, industrial injuries are a common occurrence. When a workplace injury involves the musculoskeletal system, you may need to see an orthopedic specialist.
People in these industries are aware that no mechanical device is perfect, and accidents can occur even if you know how to use it properly. Especially those who work on construction or demolition sites, who are even more at risk of getting into accidents and becoming injured due to machinery malfunctioning or something falling, for example. And that’s just it, we do our best to follow all proper safety protocol and procedure, but most accidents and injuries cannot be predicted.
If you happen to work in an industrial environment and become injured at work, it is crucial to receive treatment from an orthopedic surgeon to maximize the chances of success and return to work. Their goal is to get you fully recovered and back to work as safely and quickly as possible, hopefully reducing medical costs and time lost from work. Your orthopedist will perform a full evaluation of your injuries to determine your diagnosis and appropriate treatment, and most importantly, if you may need to miss work for an extended period of time to heal.
At Spectrum Orthopaedics, we know that an early diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries are the keys to returning an injured worker back to the job as soon as possible. We understand these special challenges presented when working in an industrial type of setting, and that injuries can happen. Our practice knows the value of injury prevention and educating our patients on what the best options are for them, so that they can return to work as soon as possible.
We are dedicated to the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of work injuries and other orthopedic conditions that cause pain and disability, such as herniated and ruptured discs, lower back and neck pain, lacerations, carpal tunnel syndrome, and orthopedic trauma.