Work Injury Orthopaedics

Serving Injured Employees, Employers, and Referring Physicians

At the Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies, our physicians take care of people who have sustained an orthopaedic workplace injury.

We provide orthopaedic services for Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska work comp patients, based on a diagnosis and referral from an occupational medicine or other medical clinic. Services for other out-of-state work comp patients are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

The Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies understands how important it is to quickly treat workplace injuries and get employees back to work. We also understand how to support employers through the worker’s compensation claims process.

To schedule a physician appointment, please call our scheduling line at (970) 419-7050.

Care for on-the-job orthopaedic injuries is available from our doctors at our locations in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley, CO — and usually from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays.

We offer comprehensive care for injuries that are orthopaedic in nature — injuries to the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, for example.

Our doctors typically do not determine whether an injury was work-related or sustained in some other way.

That decision is usually made by an occupational medicine or other physician. In rare situations, an OCR physician may be asked to determine how and where an injury occurred, but that does not happen very often.

The OCR physicians have the assistance of the Case Management Department, which provides support for our physicians, injured workers, and their employers so that we provide the very best care in an effective and efficient way. We have case managers at both offices.

Our orthopaedic services include:

  • Non-surgical orthopaedic care
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • 2nd opinions
  • Podiatry care with orthotic services
  • Diagnostic testing (X-rays, MRI’s, and EMG’s) at our office
  • Rehabilitation therapy (Physical and Occupational Therapy)
  • Fracture & hand clinics, by appointment (casting and DME services)
  • Impairment ratings: 3rd Edition Revised, 4th Edition, 5th Edition
  • Scheduling of legal services
  • Educational workers’ compensation presentations and forums

Impairment ratings are performed for current OCR patients for their orthopaedic conditions or injuries related to work.

Our case managers monitor employees’ recoveries. They help expedite care by evaluating work restrictions, referrals, and surgical requests. They also serve as a vital communication link between our physicians and nurses, and the primary physicians, employers, and work comp insurance companies.

Please read more about items to bring to your first appointment if you have an on-the-job injury.

 

More Information

For more information on our worker’s comp program, contact the Case Management Department, 970-419-7033, or call 1-800-722-7441 extension 7033.

 

Staff and Physician Assignments

Each of our case managers works with specific physicians and the patients they’re taking care of.

Click here for a list of our case managers and the physicians they work with.