Types and Treatment of Orthopedic Injuries
Orthopedic injury is a category of injury affecting the bones, joints, or muscles. There are a wide variety of possible orthopedic injuries affecting many parts of the body. Orthopedic injuries may include fractures, particularly non-union of a fracture; degenerative diseases such as arthritis; and repeated stress injuries such as carpal tunnel. Back problems, hip and knee problems, and other conditions of the musculoskeletal system are also considered orthopedic injuries.
Treatments for orthopedic injuries vary as widely as the injuries themselves, but usually include physical therapy, pain medication, bracing (in the case of repeated injury or fractures) , and surgery. Common surgeries include hip and knee replacements, arthroscopic surgery, spinal surgery, joint reconstruction, and neck surgery.
SSD and Orthopedic Injuries
If an orthopedic injury will keep your from working for at least 12 consecutive months, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. If an orthopedic injury prevents you from walking, limits your fine motor skills, or causes you great pain, you may have difficulty working. If your doctor thinks you should no longer be working, make sure to get the help you need when applying for Social Security Disability benefits.
Attorneys to Help with Social Security Disability
The attorneys at Berger and Green can help you through every stage of the process including completing your application, filing your appeal, and representing you at a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. If you have questions about your claim for Social Security Disability or SSI, or have been denied, call Berger and Green for a free consultation about your claim. When choosing an attorney for your Social Security Disability claim or SSI, choose an attorney with experience. Call Berger and Green at 1-(412) 661-1400 for your free consultation today.
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