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Work Injuries Specialist

Sports Medicine Center

Sports Medicine & Orthopedics located in Appleton, WI

Work injuries can be just as serious as any you’d suffer on the sports field — and they require the same expert care to achieve a full recovery. At Sports Medicine Center, board-certified orthopedic surgeon Etienne Mejia, MD, and the team offer customized surgical and nonsurgical care in their Appleton, Wisconsin, office to help you return to work and your normal activities. Book your appointment online, or call the office for help today.

Work Injuries Q&A

What is a work injury?

A work injury is any injury that occurs while you’re on the job or while performing work duties outside of your main workplace. Sports Medicine Center specializes in the full range of orthopedic trauma, including not only sports injuries but also work injuries. 

What causes work injuries?

Work injuries can occur in quite a few different ways, but some of the most common workplace injuries today include:

  • Falls
  • Slipping injuries
  • Tripping injuries
  • Machine accidents
  • Injuries from a falling object
  • Auto accidents
  • Repetitive use injuries
  • Lifting injuries

These injuries can cause sprains, strains, fractures, dislocations, shoulder instability, rotator cuff injuries, knee instability, and many other types of musculoskeletal injuries. 

What should I do if I suffer a work injury?

If you suffer a work injury, it's important to immediately notify your workplace supervisor. You may need to fill out an incident report. 

The next step is seeking the medical care you need. If you have a life-threatening injury, go directly to the nearest hospital for emergency treatment. If you have an acute injury that's not potentially life-threatening, call the Acute Injury Clinic at Sports Medicine Center for immediate attention. 

The Acute Injury Clinic is a division of Sports Medicine Center that's designed to meet your needs in times of musculoskeletal trauma. Make sure to explain that your injury happened at work when you call, as this helps the team to customize your care. 

The Acute Injury Clinic sees patients within just 24 hours (often the same day), and they can help with virtually any type of workplace injury affecting your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, or other parts of your musculoskeletal system. 

What does work injury treatment involve?

At Sports Medicine Center, work injury treatment focuses on a safe and fast recovery. 

Your treatment may include physical therapy, medication, injections, and, if necessary, surgery. Dr. Mejia and the team help you reach maximum medical improvement, which means that you've returned to your pre-injury health, or as close to it as possible. 

The team at Sports Medicine Center understands that you're eager to return to work and resume your life, so they give you all of the support you need to do so. Call the office or use the online appointment maker to arrange your work injury evaluation now.