Work Injuries

Hand and Microsurgery Associates

Hand Surgery & Orthopedic Surgery located in Columbus, OH

Hand and Microsurgery Associates is the first practice in Central Ohio to offer sophisticated extremity MRI technology to evaluate work injuries in the upper extremities. At their office in Columbus, Ohio, the hand specialists provide comprehensive care for work injuries, including advanced surgery to restore function in your upper extremities. The staff has years of experience working with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to help you through the process. If you suffer a fracture, detachment, or other work injury involving your hand, wrist, elbow, or shoulder, call Hand and Microsurgery Associates today to request an appointment.

Work Injuries Q & A
What are common work injuries in the upper extremities?

In nearly any job environment, there is a risk of experiencing a work-related injury in your upper extremities. The most common work injuries that involve your upper extremities include:

  • Fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Detachments
  • Nerve injuries
  • Repetitive use injuries

Any of these injuries can lead to permanent damage and disability if you don’t receive the proper treatment.

The surgical team at Hand and Microsurgery Associates has extensive experience dealing with work injuries involving the upper extremities. The medical team provides both nonsurgical and advanced surgical treatments that focus on getting you back to work as quickly as possible.

What should I do if I injure my hand at work?

If you injure your hand, elbow, shoulder, or other upper extremity while on the job, be sure to report the incident to your supervisor immediately. You also need to schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Hand and Microsurgery Associates right away. Staff are always on-call and available for emergencies.

In some types of injuries, you may not feel the full extent of pain or other symptoms until hours or days later. Getting a prompt evaluation ensures you receive an accurate diagnosis, so treatment can begin quickly. The right treatment can prevent long-term complications with the health and function of the injured extremity.

What can I expect during an evaluation for work injuries?

The board-certified physicians at Hand and Microsurgery Associates offer comprehensive care for work injuries involving your upper extremities.

During your initial evaluation, the providers assess the nature and severity of your condition using the latest in-house diagnostic imaging tests, including X-rays and extremity magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Based on the results of your testing, your provider customizes a plan that may involve nonsurgical treatments, like medications, splints, and physical therapy to ease pain and improve function in your upper extremities.

If you have severe damage to soft tissues, bone fractures, or a detachment, the Hand and Microsurgery Associates surgical team offers advanced surgery to make necessary repairs. The surgeons focus on restoring function in the affected area with minimally invasive and microsurgical techniques.

Following surgery for a work injury, your provider continues to monitor your healing and will recommend when it’s safe for you to go back to work. They also provide you with all the documentation you need for a workers’ compensation claim.

If you need emergency medical care for work injuries in your upper extremities, call Hand and Microsurgery Associates today to schedule an evaluation.