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Direct to Specialist Care Saves Roughly 60% on Workers' Comp Claims

Direct to Specialist Care Saves Roughly 60% on Workers' Comp Claims

As an employer, it’s necessary to consider the best plan of approach when it comes to workplace injuries and workers’ compensation claims. Where you send your employees when an injury occurs on the job can have a significant impact on the final cost of a claim. A direct to specialist approach can help to substantially offset the overall costs of workers’ compensation claims.

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Why Your Child Under 21 Should See a Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialist

Why Your Child Under 21 Should See a Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialist

A growing child’s or young adult’s body doesn’t work exactly the same as an adult’s body does. That’s why there are doctors and specialists trained specifically to work with children. When your child at or under the age of 21 suffers from an orthopaedic condition or injury, it’s best to take them to see a pediatric orthopaedic specialist.

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Common Summer Pediatric Injuries

Common Summer Pediatric Injuries

With summer now in full swing, kids are likely to be outside playing more often and this means one thing: a higher chance of pediatric injuries. Learn about the most common summer pediatric orthopaedic injuries, all of which we see here at MidAmerica Orthopaedics.

Long summer days are a child’s favorite time of year. No school, warm weather, and time for making memories and constant play. But with all that excess daylight and energy to burn, comes a greater potential for getting injured.

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Recognizing Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Recognizing Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month and MidAmerica Orthopaedics wants to help raise awareness for this ongoing battle. The more people know about Juvenile Arthritis, the greater the chance of detecting early signs and symptoms to get children the treatment they need faster.

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The Benefits of Occupation-Based Hand Therapy

Occupation-Based Hand Therapy

MidAmerica Orthopaedics’ Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) use occupation-based hand therapy to help patients return to a productive lifestyle. This type of hand therapy has benefits specific to improving the activities of daily living that a patient partakes in.

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5 Ways You Can Celebrate Family Health and Fitness Day This Weekend

Family Health and Fitness Day

Saturday, June 13, is Family Health & Fitness Day, which is celebrated the second Saturday in June each year. This fun, yet purposeful day promotes the importance of parks and recreation in keeping communities healthy.

At MidAmerica Orthopaedic, we’re encouraging you to celebrate this day, on your own or with your family, by getting active while practicing safe physical distancing.

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The Number One Call You Should Make When Injured at Work

injured at work

Knowing who to call if and when you experience an injury at work can mean the difference between a smooth recovery and a long and frustrating one. To receive comprehensive and efficient care, our Workers Compensation Program at MidAmerica Orthopaedics should be your number one call.

When you go to work each day, the last thing likely to be on your mind is getting an injury. But workplace injuries are actually extremely common. In fact, the National Safety Council reports that a worker is injured on the job every 7 seconds!

With statistics like that, the harsh reality is that the odds are high for experiencing a work injury yourself.

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When an Injury Occurs

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