Knee Injuries and Georgia Workers' Compensation Settlements
Presented with these findings, an injured worker’s orthopedic surgeon will typically take standard x-rays followed up by an MRI or even an MR/arthrogram to assess the nature and extent of the worker’s knee problem. Initially, the doctor will probably have his or her patient engage in physical therapy and medication management including the use of NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents) and/or steroid injections. In many cases, the worker will ultimately require knee surgery to repair the problem, particularly if the employee has sustained a partially or completely torn cartilage and/or a meniscal tear. Knee reconstruction is usually done arthroscopically. In cases with the most serious damage to the knee, an injured worker may require a partial or total knee replacement.
Knee injuries last a lifetime and generally result in permanent impairment ratings and work restrictions which can prevent an injured worker from returning to his or her pre-injury job. Susan J. Sadow has successfully negotiated hundreds of knee injury settlements for her clients. Call 770-984-8900 to schedule a free consultation with Susan J. Sadow today.