Case Study: Exploring other job options

Dr Mary Wyatt

This case study explores the importance of providing options for the injured worker's return to work.

Mr HP was a 46 year old machine operator. He developed a rotator cuff disorder, with a tear in the muscle at his shoulder. Two cortisone injections only provided very short-term relief so he had the recommended surgery. Unfortunately the surgery was complicated, and while Mr HP improved he never regained the ability to do manual activities with his right arm in the outstretched position or above shoulder height. He therefore requi...

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