Workers Compensation Orthopedic Doctors in Kansas City

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About Workers Compensation

Our physicians take the time to determine the precise etiology through a thorough history and examination.

Treatments are tailored to the specific diagnosis in order to return the individual to work as soon as possible.

Make an Appointment

If you have an injury, make an appointment as soon as possible! Appointments can be made Monday through Friday 8am – 5pm. Contact us directly at 913-563-6681 or workcomp@apexorthokc.com

All work comp patients must file an injury report with their employer. When calling our office please be prepared to provide the following information

  • Employer name and phone number
  • Date of Injury
  • Injured body part
  • Worker’s compensation carrier and address
  • Claim number

Our office will verify the patient’s claim and obtain authorization before any treatment.

Worker’s Compensation

Back Injuries

Spine injuries from the workplace include acute disc injuries such as annular tears and disc herniations, facet and sacroiliac joint sprains and muscle strains.

 

SYMPTOMS

  • Pain
  • Stiffness

NONSURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Activity Modifications
  • Physical Therapy
  • Home Exercise Programs
  • Medications (very limited opioid utilization)
  • Ultrasound Guided Injections

SURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Laminectomy
  • Discectomy
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Flouroscopic Injections (epidural, hip, sacro-iliac, facet)

Repetitive Motion

Repetitive motion conditions can include tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and bursitis. Overuse injuries can affect many areas of the body. Often such diagnostic tests as EMG and NCS are performed in diagnosing issues arising from repetitive motions.

SYMPTOMS

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Pain
  • Burning
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling

NONSURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Immobilization
  • Bracing/splinting/casting
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Job modifications
  • Cortisone injections
  • Physical therapy

SURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Nerve decompression

Fractures

Fractures are less common in the workplace, but can occur from falling objects, falling and other crushing accidents on the jobsite. They are usually identified immediately and should receive immediate orthopedic attention.

SYMPTOMS

  • Deformity
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Instability
  • Inability to bear weight

TREATMENTS

Nonsurgical

  • Bracing
  • Splinting
  • Casting

Surgical

  • Surgical Repair
  • Internal Fixation

Sprains/Strains

Sprains affect the ligaments that stabilize a joint, and strains are commonly known as “pulled muscles.”

SYMPTOMS

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness or locking
  • Instability
  • Inability to bear weight

NONSURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation
  • Immobilization
  • Bracing/splinting/casting
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Injections
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections

SURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Surgical Repair

Tears

Ligament or tendon tears are commonly a result of falling, twisting, or a blow to the body.

SYMPTOMS

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness or locking
  • Instability
  • Inability to bear weight

NONSURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation
  • Immobilization
  • Bracing/splinting/sasting
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Injections
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections

SURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Surgical repair
  • Surgical reconstruction
  • Debridement

Legal

The physicians at APEX offer independent medical examinations (IME), record reviews, expert witness testimony and other complex medical legal issues in our specialty.

 

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