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ORTHOPEDIC

Orthopedic injuries are still the "backbone" of workers' compensation cases. These injuries involve the spine, joints, muscles and connective tissues. They are generally treated by orthopedic surgeons, chiropractors, occupational medical doctors, physiatrists, and pain specialists.

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Websites Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics Wheeless  The orthopedic bible
  Medscape Orthopaedics Medscape ortho  
  emedicine: orthopedic surgery emedicine ortho surgery  
Practice Tips Consider the injured worker's medical needs when deciding on what specialty to advise. If surgery is required, the choice is clear: orthopedics. But if functional restoration after or without surgery is desired, consider a "PM&R" (specialist in physical medicine).   
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