CLINICAL PEARL- RETURNING THE INJURED TO WORK

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Clinicians treating injured workers sometimes overmedicate a minor problem by recommending limitations or taking time off from work. Byasking, “Can you do your job the way you feel now?” I’ve found that a surprisingly high percentage of injured workers want unrestricted duty. Prompt return to normal function is the most direct path to full recovery.
—Guy J. Racette, MD, Corpus Christi, Tex. (102-25)

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