New York State Medical Treatment Guidelines for
Radiographic Imaging 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 Radiographic Imaging.
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.
Radiographic Imaging (X-Ray)
Radiographic Imaging (X-Ray) is recommended – In select patients.
The patient was unable to transfer weight for four steps at the time of their initial visit, even though they were not limping.
History of trauma, especially blunt trauma or fall from a height;
Over 55 years of age;
An unexplained or persistent pain in two weeks. (This may not be visible on an initial x-ray. A follow up radiograph and/or bone scan may be required to make the diagnosis.)
An exam suggestive of intravenous drug abuse or osteomyelitis; and
Pain associated with swelling and/or a range of motion limitation that is localised to an area of prior fracture, internal fixation, or joint prosthesis.
Deformity at the time of injury that may or may not have reduced with knee extension.
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.