Slips, falls, and repetitive movements are all common sources of injuries that happen at work. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Aleksandr Khaimov, DO, provides professional care for work-related injuries at Quality Orthopedics and Complete Joint Care, P.C. in Forest Hills, New York. If you have a workplace injury, call or book an appointment online today.
Workplace injuries are a common cause of pain and disability. At Quality Orthopedics and Complete Joint Care, Dr. Khaimov evaluates and treats a broad range of work-related injuries, such as:
Repetitive stress is the most common cause of workplace injuries. These injuries result from performing the same movement over and over or from holding awkward postures for a prolonged period of time.
Slipping on a wet floor or tripping over an object can cause a variety of injuries, from strains and sprains to fractures (broken bones). Even if you catch yourself before you fall, slips and trips can cause you to injure a joint or muscle.
Muscle strain is another common workplace injury, especially if your job requires heavy lifting. Most back injuries are related to muscle strain.
If you get injured at work and it isn’t a medical emergency, you should seek treatment at Quality Orthopedics and Complete Joint Care as soon as possible. Dr. Khaimov accurately diagnoses your condition and initiates prompt treatment. He also lets you know when it’s safe for you to return to work.
You must also let your employer know about the injury in a timely manner. If you plan to file a workers’ compensation claim, you need to report the incident to your employer within 30 days.
First, Dr. Khaimov carefully evaluates your condition and performs a physical exam. He asks you to describe how the injury occurred and may take tests, such as an X-ray or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan.
Then, Dr. Khaimov develops a personalized treatment plan for your particular condition. Treatment for work-related injuries may include:
Medications to relieve pain
Immobilization in a brace or splint
Dr. Khaimov also provides surgical treatment for knee and shoulder injuries, including minimally invasive arthroscopy.
If you sustained an injury at work, call Quality Orthopedics and Complete Joint Care or book an appointment online today.