9 Common Workerplace Injuries

Workers often become injured while performing certain tasks pertaining to their injuries. Here are some of the most common injuries that affect workers.

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Slip and Fall

This type of mishap can occur when floors that are slippery from water, oil or other substances cause employees to fall. Slip and fall accidents often result in broken bones, concussions and other serious bodily trauma.

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Repetitive Strain

Repetitive strain injuries result from performing certain tasks repeatedly that eventually cause problems for certain muscle groups and tendons. Tendinitis can occur when a tendon becomes inflamed, and this condition is particularly prevalent among people who perform clerical work like data entry.

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Anyone who works in a job that requires pushing, pulling or lifting of heavy objects is at risk of becoming hurt due to overexertion. The construction and retail industries regularly see overexertion injuries. Torn muscles, sprains and herniated disks can result from these types of accidents.

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Contact with Objects

Objects that fall or hit employees in some other way can cause serious workplace injuries. Depending on the size and weight of the object, an injury of this nature may cause broken bones, lacerations and possibly death.

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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome

Also known as RSD, this condition sometimes occurs when workers get injuries and suffer from neurological problems in the aftermath. Sympto prove that they have RSD if they are filing workers’ compensation claims.

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Burns can happen due toves or other instances where there is a source of intense heat. Restaurant cooks often burn themselves on hot grills or because of grease spills and need medical treatment. Firefighters are in constant danger of becoming burned because of the frequent fires that they must face.

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Stress Fractures

These fractures usually start off small and occur because the muscles become weak from overuse and are unable to perform certain tasks.

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Toxic Substance Exposure

Workers who are exposed to in work environments include ammonia, mercury and lead.

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Some workers get injuries from sharp objects that result in the loss of limbs and other body parts. Arms, legs, hands and fingers can become severed by getting caught in running machinery. People who work in the construction, landscaping and agricultural fields are particularly at risk for amputations.

There are many different ways to their jobs following the course of treatment.


In this instance, an athlete was originally diagnosed with minor quadriceps muscle strain and was treated for four weeks, with unsatisfactory results. When he came to our clinic, the muscle was not healing, and the patients’ muscle tissue had already begun to atrophy.

Upon examination using MSUS, we discovered that he had a full muscle thickness tear that had been overlooked by his previous provider. To mitigate damage and promote healing, surgery should have been performed immediately after the injury occurred. Because of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment, the patient now has permanent damage that cannot be corrected.

The most important advantage of Ultrasound over MRI imaging is its ability to zero in on the symptomatic region and obtain imaging, with active participation and feedback from the patient. Using dynamic MSUS, we can see what happens when patients contract their muscles, something that cannot be done with MRI. From a diagnostic perspective, this interaction is invaluable.

Dynamic ultrasonography examination demonstrating
the full thickness tear and already occurring muscle atrophy
due to misdiagnosis and not referring the patient
to proper diagnostic workup

Demonstration of how very small muscle defect is made and revealed
to be a complete tear with muscle contraction
under diagnostic sonography (not possible with MRI)


Complete tear of rectus femoris
with large hematoma (blood)


Separation of muscle ends due to tear elicited
on dynamic sonography examination

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