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Work-Related Injury Treatment - Pittsburgh, PA

At Prisk Orthopaedics and Wellness, we provide cutting-edge orthopaedic care to patients for a wide variety of injuries, including those that may have been sustained at work. As a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Victor Prisk is specially trained to offer treatment in a number of areas of the body, and for acute, traumatic injuries as well as those that occur during repetitive motion.

Since work-related injuries vary in location and severity, it’s important to find a physician who understands all parts of your musculoskeletal system. While Dr. Prisk does not operate on all parts of the body, he offers evaluations for any joint, bone, tendon, ligament, or area of muscular pain, and can assess your need for conservative or operative care of any extremity or level of the spine after your injury. Having been an academic clinician at both major Pittsburgh health systems, he can also offer direct referrals to the best surgeons for your condition as needed.

Getting injured on the job can be a frightening experience, but a physician who understands your concerns about cost and downtime can help you develop an effective treatment plan that will get you back to work as soon as possible. If you’ve been injured, don’t wait to schedule an appointment at Prisk Orthopaedics and Wellness today.

Medical Consultation Services with Top Orthopedic Doctor

In addition to providing evaluations and treatment for work-related injuries, Dr. Prisk is also licensed to serve as a medical consultant for legal purposes, including during cases relating to workers’ compensation claims. Some of the services Dr. Prisk is able to provide include: 

  • Certificates of Merit for Attorneys: A Certificate of Merit from a licensed medical professional like Dr. Prisk is essential to give a medical statement credence in court. 
  • Independent Medical Examination: Perhaps the most important role of a physician in a workers’ compensation dispute, Dr. Prisk can conduct an Independent Medical Examination (IME) of your injury and provide his expert opinion on your case.
  • Medical Record Reviews: By reviewing the medical records of a patient in a workers’ compensation case or other court proceeding, Dr. Prisk can identify details that support or weaken an attorney’s claims.
  • Imaging Reviews: Dr. Prisk can also lend his expertise in court by reviewing x-rays, CT scans, and the results of other orthopedic imaging techniques. 
  • Expert Deposition and Live Testimony: Should you need a medical expert to arrive in court and provide live testimony in your case, Dr. Prisk can help.

If you are an attorney or a patient involved in a workers’ compensation dispute, reach out to Prisk Orthopaedic Wellness for assistance in getting the compensation you deserve. 

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FAQs :

What Are The Most Common Work-Related Injuries?

Some of the most common work-related injuries Dr. Prisk sees at his practice include:

  • Tendinitis 
  • Hamstring tears
  • Ligament tears
  • Bursitis
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Neck and back pain
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Sprains and strains

How Soon Can I Return to Work After Treatment?

Each individual is different, and your recovery time will depend on the severity of your injury as well as your unique needs. During your treatment, Dr. Prisk will work with you to develop a timeline that leads to effective results and a long term recovery. As eager as you may be to get back to work, it’s important that you follow all recommendations and complete physical therapy after your injury -- if you don’t it’s likely that you will re-injure yourself, leading to an even longer recovery period. Communicate closely with your employer during this process, and refer to your work restrictions as provided by Dr. Prisk whenever you need to.

How Can I Help Prevent Work-Related Injuries? 

In order to avoid injuries on the job, employers and workers need to work together to ensure the safety and wellness of everyone. Some of the best ways to do this include:

  • Knowing and following all OSHA safety guidelines
  • Encouraging regular physicals
  • Being attentive to potential environmental hazards, including trips and slips
  • Enacting an accident prevention program in your workplace
  • Utilizing personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary
  • Keeping the workplace tidy and addressing all safety hazards immediately

I Need An Exam. How Do I Make An Appointment?

Simply call us at 412-525-POW2 (7692) during our working hours, or request an appointment online using our digital contact form.

Because orthopaedic health issues affect every individual differently, it's impossible for us to answer every question about your care needs here. We want to help you properly, via a collaborative care process that puts you and your health needs in full focus. And it all begins with a conversation about your health, needs, and goals. To review your care options in-depth, and to prepare for your initial and general evaluation, please contact us at (412) 525-7692 or submit an online appointment request form.