Work Injuries

Sobiek and Huene Orthopedic Surgical Associates

Orthopedic Surgery located in Reno, NV

Each year, despite workplace safety regulations, nearly 3 million people suffer from work injuries. At Sobiek and Huene Orthopedic Surgical Associates in Reno, Nevada, James S. Sobiek, MD, and Donald S. Huene, MD, are experienced, board-certified orthopedic surgeons who treat men and women for common work-related injuries. If you’re injured at work, it’s important to seek medical attention before you develop a chronic condition. Call to schedule a consultation today, or use the convenient online booking tool.

Work Injuries Q & A

What are some common orthopedic work injuries?

Orthopedic work injuries commonly occur from overuse and repetitive motion. For example, if you spend many hours a day typing on a computer keyboard, or your job involves repeating the same hand and wrist movements, over a prolonged period of time you may develop carpal tunnel syndrome. Or, if you work in construction, painting, or another industry that involves working above your head, you may develop neck or shoulder problems, such as a rotator cuff tear.

Slipping and falling in unsafe conditions can also lead to orthopedic problems such as knee and ankle injuries or chronic back pain. Drs. Sobiek and Huene also treat workplace injuries that result in bone fractures, torn ligaments, and muscle pain.

When should I seek medical attention for a work injury?

If you experience a work injury and can’t move the injured limb, seek immediate medical attention. If your injury develops gradually and develops into a persistent, painful condition, Drs. Sobiek and Huene can diagnose the underlying cause of your pain and create a comprehensive treatment plan.

The goal of treatment for a chronic condition that’s the result of a workplace injury is to alleviate pain long term so you can return to your job and daily activities without discomfort.

It’s a good idea to seek treatment for a work injury as soon as possible so you can prevent a long-term condition from developing, if possible.

How does an orthopedic surgeon treat work injuries?

Your treatment depends on the type and severity of your condition. In many cases, Drs. Sobiek and Huene can help you recover from an injury with physical therapies, medications, and injections that reduce inflammation and pain. In some cases, such as an ankle or knee injury or carpal tunnel syndrome, a supportive brace may help your body heal while keeping the affected joint in its correct position.

Additionally, if you need surgery after a workplace injury, Drs. Sobiek and Huene provide the comprehensive procedures you need, including arthroscopy, a minimally invasive technique they often use to repair an injured joint.

Work injuries can affect your ability to do your job and also impact the overall quality of your life and well-being. If you or a family member experiences a work injury, call the office of Sobiek and Huene Orthopedic Surgical Associates today so you can get prompt pain relief and learn how to prevent a recurring injury. You can also book an appointment online.