“The Snarled Stumper” – Noncompliant Patients

The Case The “snarled stumper” is a case of a logger who incurred a relatively mild knee injury at work. He underwent a simple arthroscopy. After the operation, he experienced much more severe pain than before. Every intervention since that point has been ineffective.  Within eight months, his quality of … Read More

Communicate with Injured Workers

This letter is in response to a process that was outlined by one of the roundtable participants.  She has every party involved in mangaging a given claim.  They meet every 45 days and outline a clear plan.  It is a remarkably forward-thinking concept and very effective. Hi _____, I think … Read More

Arm the Worker

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Fixing the problems with the worker’s comp system is critical.  However, the system is unwieldy and we are not going to change it anytime soon.  We know extremely well what needs to happen to enable a worker to move smoothly through the system.  One of my physiatrist colleagues felt so … Read More

THE “ROUNDTABLE”

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An physician friend of mine founded an international internet forum for professionals who are deeply involved in caring for injured workers.  Over the last several years, it has grown to over 1200 members who are committed to creating and implementing solutions to the multitude of problems that exist within the … Read More