What is a rotator cuff tear? A rotator cuff tear is an injury to the muscles and tendons that stabilize your shoulder and allow you to lift and rotate your arm. The shoulder has the largest range of motion of any joint in the body: these muscles need to allow the arm to rotate up… Continue Reading Rotator cuff injuries at work
From construction workers and truck drivers to office employees and cashiers — just about anyone can suffer a broken bone or fracture in a workplace accident. Broken bones and fractures can be painful and debilitating injuries that may require surgery and weeks of rest to fully heal. They can also happen at practically any kind… Continue Reading What are the main causes of broken bones in the workplace?
The jolting impact of a car accident can do a lot of damage to the human body, especially to a person's back and spine. Undoubtedly, back and spine injuries are among the most common injuries sustained by crash victims, often resulting in extreme pain and discomfort. Even at low speeds, any kind of motor vehicle… Continue Reading Common back & spine injuries caused by car accidents
Construction is one of the most dangerous industries to work in. Workers are exposed to daily hazards that often result in serious injuries, illnesses and death. In fact, EHS Today ranked construction No. 5 on their list of the most dangerous jobs of 2021. According to a recent report by The Center for Construction Training… Continue Reading Construction injuries lower, still outpace all other industries
Experienced NYC orthopedic surgeons treating patients for workers' compensation injuries From the office to the construction site, work-related injuries happen across all industries. Many workplace accidents result in broken bones. The orthopedic surgeons at Island Musculoskeletal Care MD, PC often treat workers who sustained injuries in: Slip, trip and fall accidents Construction accidents Falls… Continue Reading Common injuries covered by workers' compensation
Car accidents are among the most common causes of orthopedic injuries. If you were hurt in a crash, there's a good chance you need a bone doctor. New York is a "no-fault" state for car insurance, which means everyone, regardless of fault, has access to coverage for their injuries. In principle, you'd think this would… Continue Reading How to get your orthopedic treatment paid for with no-fault car insurance
A car accident can happen in moments, but the injuries sustained can take months to heal. Some of the most common injuries sustained in car accidents are broken bones. While any bone in the body can theoretically be broken in a car crash, some types of breaks are particularly common because of the way the… Continue Reading Common bone fractures sustained during a car accident
Pain in your shoulder or elbow may have started after an incident you vividly recall, such as a car accident. Sometimes the exact moment the injury occurred is not clear. For example, shoulder and elbow injuries can be linked to playing sports or engaging in repetitive motions, such as activities you may be assigned at… Continue Reading How are shoulder and elbow injuries caused and treated?
Unfortunately, people sometimes fail to take an injury seriously. They might suffer a hairline fracture, for example, and believe that time will heal the injury. However, ignoring a hairline fracture, also known as a stress fracture, can be a grave mistake. Without treatment, the bone could break completely. If that happens, the healing time make… Continue Reading Should I see a bone doctor for a hairline fracture?
Pedestrians are more likely than drivers and others on the road to sustain broken bones. Without the protection of airbags, seat belts and structural frames, they are the most vulnerable people on the road. Typically, when a car hits a pedestrian at a speed of 45 mph or greater, the likelihood of a pedestrian surviving… Continue Reading Seeing a bone doctor after a pedestrian accident