Trusted by Maine Health and Mercy Hospital for nearly 40 years, our Plastic + Hand team takes care of the most hand- and wrist-related workplace injuries in Maine.
Workplace accidents happen, and work-related injuries can impact your ability to work and live like you need to. Dedicated to restoring the function and appearance of your hands, fingers, and wrists, our Maine Hand Center at Plastic + Hand team helps you get back to where you need to be.
Workplace injury is a wide topic with many considerations, so we will give you a general overview here and provide you with your customized treatment plan in our office.
As the leading surgical team in the region, we offer a comprehensive range of advanced procedures and treatments to address various hand and wrist work-related injuries.
Through an in-depth evaluation and physical examination (that may sometimes involve imaging and nerve tests), our Plastic + Hand team ensures you will have the most appropriate treatment plan for your workplace injuries.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF WORKPLACE INJURIES?
People get injured at work, and there are many types of work-related injuries:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome from overuse
- Osteoarthritis from overuse
- Finger injuries
- Distal radius fractures
- Nerve injuries
- Traumatic injuries
No matter what your workplace injuries are or your employer’s work injury compensation requirements, we help ensure this is a seamless process to get you back to work.
HOW DO YOU DIAGNOSE WORK-RELATED INJURIES?
The Maine Hand Center at Plastic + Hand is your first and only stop for your comprehensive hand and wrist treatment plan. Of course, if you have a traumatic workplace accident, you may have seen the Emergency Department as the first step in your medical care.
We start this process by listening at the Maine Hand Center at Plastic + Hand. We ask patients about their symptoms and what bothers them in their hands, fingers, and wrists. The surgeon will perform a thorough evaluation, first asking about your health history, followed by a physical examination that may sometimes involve imaging tests (i.e., X-rays, CT Scan, or MRI) or nerve tests (i.e., Electromyography (EMG) or Nerve Conduction Study (NCS). This in-depth evaluation helps determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your workplace injury.
WHAT ARE TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR WORKPLACE INJURIES?
Trusted by Maine Health and Mercy Hospital, the Maine Hand Center at Plastic + Hand handles most workplace injuries in this region.
Depending on your specific diagnosis, your Plastic + Hand surgeon will discuss the most appropriate surgical options. With training from some of the top medical centers in the U.S. (including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, UCSF, Mayo Clinic), Plastic + Hand surgeons have the depth of experience and skills necessary to perform your hand surgery safely and successfully in the comfort of our accredited outpatient Plastic + Hand Surgery Center located on-site here in Portland, Maine.
In many cases, surgery is just the start of recovery, and intensive rehabilitation may be necessary to increase hand strength and function. That’s why Plastic + Hand includes occupational therapists as important team members to provide treatment for patients with work-related injuries.
HOW MUCH DOES TREATMENT COST FOR WORKPLACE INJURIES?
You’ll discuss your workplace injury plan with your Plastic + Hand surgeon. During your initial consultation, your surgeon will evaluate your medical history, symptoms, and discuss the best procedure for your diagnosis.
We know that your employer has specific work injury compensation requirements and details, and we make this a seamless process for you. After this personalized consultation, our scheduling and pre-authorization team will work with you and your insurance company to ensure the procedure is covered and scheduled in a timely manner.
OUR PLASTIC + HAND SURGEONS ARE THE MOST TRUSTED TEAM FOR WORKPLACE INJURY PROCEDURES AND TREATMENT OPTIONS IN MAINE
If you’re considering hand surgery or non-surgical treatment for your work-related injuries, our Plastic + Hand team has the most qualified hand surgeons in Maine. Not only have we successfully completed the most reconstructive procedures in the region, but our team is also the only plastic surgery team trusted by Maine Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and Southern Maine Medical Center.
Plastic + Hand surgeons offer a comprehensive range of advanced procedures and treatments to address various hand conditions. Hand surgery procedures treat traumatic and post-injury problems, carpal tunnel, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, ganglion cysts, and congenital abnormalities.
In many cases, surgery is just the start of recovery, and intensive rehabilitation may be necessary to increase hand strength and function. That’s why Plastic + Hand includes occupational therapists as important members of our team to provide treatment for patients with workplace injuries.
It’s time to discover the results you seek, offered with the respect and compassion you deserve. The first step begins here.
Please have your doctor reach out to us to start the process today. They can fax your referral to our office at 207-879-1646 or call us at 207-775-3446 with questions.