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Worker's Compensation Specialist

360 Orthopedics

General Orthopedics & Pain Management located in Sarasota, FL, Venice, FL, & Lakewood Ranch, FL

Accidents happen anytime and anywhere, even at work. At 360 Orthopedics in Sarasota, Venice, and Lakewood Ranch, Florida, the team of orthopedic experts provides comprehensive care for workers’ compensation injuries. The team focuses on getting patients back to work as quickly as possible. For expert care from a team of highly skilled orthopedic physicians, call the office closest to you, or book an appointment online today.

Worker's Compensation Q & A

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a program designed to protect workers injured on the job. The program includes medical coverage for the injury, as well as lost wages for those unable to return to work.

Because of the type of paperwork involved when handling a workers’ compensation injury, many physicians refuse to care for patients injured on the job. Dedicated to providing comprehensive care to all, 360 Orthopedics offers the care you need so you can get better quickly and get back to work. 

Am I a good candidate for workers’ compensation?

360 Orthopedics is a general orthopedic practice that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. You may be a good candidate for workers’ compensation at 360 Orthopedics if you have an injury to your:

  • Hand, wrist, or elbow
  • Shoulder
  • Foot or ankle
  • Neck or spine
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Sports injury

The experienced orthopedic team also offers arthroscopy, which is a minimally invasive surgical procedure they use to diagnose or treat various joint injuries. They also offer joint replacement procedures when necessary.

You may be a good candidate for workers’ compensation at 360 Orthopedics if you’re searching for a provider to assist with pain management as well. 

What happens during a workers’ compensation evaluation?

When you visit 360 Orthopedics for a workers’ compensation evaluation, you can expect a thorough clinical exam. During your visit, your provider reviews the details of your injury, symptoms, occupation, and medical history.

Your provider performs a physical exam, paying close attention to the injured body part. If necessary, your provider may request diagnostic tests to further evaluate your injury and confirm or rule out a diagnosis. These tests include:

  • X-ray
  • MRI
  • CT scan
  • MR arthrogram
  • Nerve conduction studies (NCS)
  • Electromyography (EMG)

Your orthopedic expert uses the information gathered during your evaluation to design your treatment plan. 

How is a workers’ compensation injury treated?

Workers’ compensation treatment plans are individualized based on the type of injury you have, the severity of your symptoms, your occupation, and your overall health and wellness. 

Some of the workers’ compensation treatments available at 360 Orthopedics include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Joint injections
  • Splints and braces
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

The experienced team also offers independent medical examinations (IMEs) to help resolve questions about your medical condition, determine a disability rating, and make recommendations regarding treatment. 

For comprehensive workers’ compensation care from a team of highly skilled orthopedic physicians, contact 360 Orthopedics by phone or online today.