An unfortunate reality of many physically demanding jobs is that accidents and injuries happen. Whether it’s a fall from a ladder, a run in with some faulty equipment, or a bad knee that develops after years of heavy lifting, injuries can be hard to avoid. Because of this, it’s important, as an employer, to have a solid workers’ compensation program in place so you can take care of employees, protect yourself and your business.
Read more: How to Respond to Workplace Injuries
With winter right around the corner, is pain on your mind? Many who are dealing with arthritis note a spike in pain around the onset of winter. Some even say that the flare in their arthritic pain allows them to predict the weather. While the weather’s effects on arthritis have often been considered an old wives tale, orthopaedic research and first-hand experience from arthritis suffers lends credibility to the phenomenon.
Read more: Cold Weather and Joint Pain
If you’re an employee, who has been hurt on the job, it’s time to see a doctor and get on the road to recovery.
Navigating your employer’s workers’ compensation plan can be difficult, which is why you should work with your employer’s insurance provider to find a doctor covered by their plan. However, it’s also important to find a physician you feel safe with and confident in.
Finding the right doctor can be tough, but a good place to start your search is with a clinic that has experience handling workers’ compensation injuries and cases. MidAmerica Orthopaedics workers' compensation program has a strong reputation amongst risk managers, ER physicians, and insurance providers as a reliable clinic for workers’ compensation cases.
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Hockey has increasingly become a popular sport in the U.S. over the past few years. The speed and energy of the game raises the stakes and keeps the crowd on the edge of their seats. While hockey is exhilarating to watch or play, it is one of the more dangerous contact sports. For players of all skill levels, whether a student athlete, professional, or backyard hobbyist, hockey carries a higher risk of injury than many other sports. This is partly due to the looser rules involving contact, and the fact that the sport is played on slick ice. Before donning your skates this winter make sure you are prepared for any potential sports injuries. From prevention to treatment, read below to learn what to do if you experience an injury this hockey season.
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Frequency of Sports Injuries
High school athletics bring teenagers together, provide structure to and foster a sense of community. However, they also bring the risk of injury. The reports of high school sports injuries from At Your Own Risk show some astounding results:
- 90% of student athletes report sustaining an injury
- 54% continued to play while injured
- 12% of student athletes sustained concussions
Read more: Treating Common High School Sports Injuries at MidAmerica’s Palos Hills, Mokena, and Chicago...
Back-to-school time is here. Do you have a child playing sports this school year?
For high school athletes, the start of the school year means it’s time for practices, tryouts, homecoming games, and bonding with new teammates. You know they’ll need new equipment, team uniforms, and payment for lessons, but there’s one key thing every high school athlete needs in their arsenal that’s often overlooked: a comprehensive sports medicine treatment plan.
Read more: High School Sports Medicine Benefits for Young Athletes
Simply put, the formation of our Orthopaedic Immediate Care program, came in response to serious flaws that we had identified in the typical treatment timeline. This brief article will outline those flaws, as well as the solution which we developed.
Read more: Why We've Developed Orthopaedic Immediate Care
If you’re seeking treatment for a musculoskeletal injury, you may be asking, why should I visit an orthopaedic care center over going to the hospital or my primary care physician? What’s the major advantage of going to a clinic that specializes in orthopaedic care? The answer: direct and immediate access to orthopaedic specialists.
Read more: Hand and Upper Extremity Specialist in Palos Hills and Mokena