When adequate rehabilitation is not enough

Sarah Duffield

A long-term stable worker sustains a significant hip injury. While he has returned to work on restricted duties, a long term view is needed.

Case history: Mr JB is a 34 year old security alarm installer. He has been with his company for 12 years. The job requires him to repeatedly climb ladders, work in roof spaces and maintain and sustain awkward postures. JB was driving to a job when he was involved in a motor vehicle accident. JB sustained a fracture to his left hip, resulting from the head of the femur pushing through the acetabulum (the cup-shaped socket of...

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