Presentation on theme: "INDUSTRIAL INJURIES TO THE FOOT AND ANKLE"— Presentation transcript:
1 INDUSTRIAL INJURIES TO THE FOOT AND ANKLE Michael J. Shereff, M.D.
2 INCIDENCE Bureau of Labor Statistics US Department of Labor 12 million work – related injuries occur each year = 20% of all injuries sustained in the United States.7.2 million involve the musculoskeletal system..
3 INCIDENCE Foot and Ankle injuries = 9.9% of all injuries. Most common age = 25 to 30yearsMales:Females = 2-3:1Most common in technical,sales,and administrative support positions.
4 ANKLE Service jobs = 25% Manufacturing = 17% Retail = 17% Construction = 13%
13 ETIOLOGY Ontario Construction Industry Puncture wounds=6.3% Fractures=19.6%Sprains=34.3%
14 Most Common Mechanism of Injury Contact with an objectFallsExposure to a harmful force – vehicles & machinery.
15 Mechanism of InjuryWork – related injuries to the foot and ankle due to repetitive trauma are VERY UNCOMMON.
16 IMPACTMedian number of days missed from work = 5.
17 IMPACT National Safety Council (U.S.) 600 million dollars paid in compensation for work related injuries to the foot and ankle.
18 NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SOCIAL INSURANCE Total costs to employers for Workers Compensation have increased.Costs per covered employee has declined.
19 DECREASED COST PER EMPLOYEE Increased workplace safety.Medical care cost reforms.Return to work programs = good cost containment.Reduction of length of disability.Tightening of eligibility for benefits.