Presentation on theme: "INDUSTRIAL INJURIES TO THE FOOT AND ANKLE"— Presentation transcript:
1INDUSTRIAL INJURIES TO THE FOOT AND ANKLE Michael J. Shereff, M.D.
2INCIDENCE 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..
3INCIDENCE 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.
4ANKLE Service jobs = 25% Manufacturing = 17% Retail = 17% Construction = 13%
12TOESFractures = 47%Bruises = 23 %Remaining causes = less common.
13ETIOLOGY Ontario Construction Industry Puncture wounds=6.3% Fractures=19.6%Sprains=34.3%
14Most Common Mechanism of Injury Contact with an objectFallsExposure to a harmful force – vehicles & machinery.
15Mechanism of InjuryWork – related injuries to the foot and ankle due to repetitive trauma are VERY UNCOMMON.
16IMPACTMedian number of days missed from work = 5.
17IMPACT National Safety Council (U.S.) 600 million dollars paid in compensation for work related injuries to the foot and ankle.
18NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SOCIAL INSURANCE Total costs to employers for Workers Compensation have increased.Costs per covered employee has declined.
19DECREASED 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.