Work Injuries

Orthocenter

Orthopedic Surgery located in Red Bank, NJ & Morganville, NJ

While some occupations put you at a higher risk for a work injury, you can get hurt at every type of job, whether you slip on a wet floor or develop a repetitive strain injury like carpal tunnel syndrome. The experienced orthopedic surgeons, rehabilitation doctors, and interventional pain specialists at Orthocenter provide the comprehensive care you need to fully recover from a work injury. To schedule an appointment, use online booking or call one of the offices in Red Bank, Morganville, and Marlboro Township, New Jersey.

Work Injuries Q & A

How Does Orthopedic Care for Work Injuries Improve Your Outcomes?

When you suffer a work-related musculoskeletal injury, you can count on the experts at Orthocenter to effectively diagnose and treat your injury, but they do more.

For starters, you’ll receive a prompt evaluation of your work-related injury, including a same-day appointment if needed. Then your doctor works with you to ensure your optimal recovery and to get you back to work as soon as possible.

The orthopedic specialists at Orthocenter may also evaluate your on-the-job physical requirements. Then they can develop a customized rehabilitation plan that helps heal your injury, while also training you in body mechanics or ergonomic techniques to reduce your risk of a future injury.

What are the Most Common Work Injuries?

The orthopedic team at Orthocenter treats every type of injury that may occur on the job. However, these are some of the most common workplace injuries:

  • Slips, Trips, and Falls: Soft tissue injuries such as sprains and strains frequently occur when you slip or trip on the job. This type of injury is common in every work environment because you can slip on a wet floor or trip over a box that wasn’t placed in the trash. Falls have the potential to cause more serious injuries. You may fall and hit your head, land on an outstretched arm and fracture your arm or wrist, or fracture another part of your body, depending on the height of the fall.
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries: If you sit or repeat the same movement for an extended period of time, the strain leads to inflammation, pain, and pinched nerves. Lower back and neck pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are common repetitive strain injuries.
  • Muscle Strain: If you work in a job that requires physical labor or heavy lifting, you’re at risk for partially or completely tearing muscles and tendons.
  • Crush Injury: You can be crushed by equipment, objects, or structures, resulting in broken bones or serious damage to your muscles and nerves.


How are Work Injuries Treated?

The first line of treatment for musculoskeletal injuries includes conservative measures such as immobilizing the injury, modifying your activities, and exercise or physical therapy. When surgery is required to ensure optimal healing, the orthopedic surgeons at Orthocenter have extensive experience performing minimally invasive surgery.

To get expert care for a work injury, call Orthocenter or book an appointment online.