New York State Medical Treatment Guidelines for
Other Procedures in workers compensation patients
The New York State workers compensation board has developed these guidelines to help physicians, podiatrists, and other healthcare professionals provide appropriate treatment for Other Procedures.
These Workers Compensation Board guidelines are intended to assist healthcare professionals in making decisions regarding the appropriate level of care for their patients with ankle and foot disorders.
The guidelines are not a substitute for clinical judgement or professional experience. The ultimate decision regarding care must be made by the patient in consultation with his or her healthcare provider.
Joint Aspiration of Knee Injury is Recommended – In some patients
Indications: When history and/or physical examination are of concern for a septic joint, massive joint effusion or bursitis. Aspiration should not be performed through an infected area. If you have a large knee effusion, it can help to decrease pain and speed your recovery.
Persistent or unexplained effusions may indicate infection, rheumatologic disease or inflammation. The presence of blood and fat globules in an effusion strongly suggests that you have fractured a bone. A large hemorrhagic effusion should prompt suspicion of a ligament tear as well.
What our office can do if you have workers compensation injuries
We have the experience to help you with their workers compensation injuries. We understand what you are going through and will meet your medical needs and follow the guidelines set by the New York State Workers Compensation Board.
We understand the importance of your workers compensation cases. Let us help you navigate through the maze of dealing with the workers compensation insurance company and your employer.
We understand that this is a stressful time for you and your family. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us so we will do everything we can to make it as easy on you as possible.