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Workers’ Compensation May Help Cover Treatment for Idaho Residents With a Torn ACL


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8/7/2014
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You fell off of a ladder while on the job, and injured your anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, as a result. You can’t walk, you are feeling extreme pain, and you are wondering how you’ll ever get back to normal. Fortunately, workers’ compensation may cover the treatments for residents in Idaho.

Treatment Factors

Every case is different and your doctor will assess a variety of factors when devising the right plan for you. The doctor will likely take into consideration your age, overall health, lifestyle, when the injury occurred, and the severity of the tear. He may also base his recommendations on your willingness and ability to complete a rigorous rehabilitation plan.

Non-Surgical Treatment

If your tear isn’t severe enough, or the doctor doesn’t think you are a good candidate for surgery, he may prescribe alternate treatment, such as physical therapy. You will receive treatments and perform exercises that can help get your knee healthy again.

Surgery

Surgery can reconstruct the ACL with the help of a tendon located in another part of your body, such as your hip or knee cap. You may also need additional repair surgery if you have an avulsion fracture, or the separation of the ligament and a piece of bone from the rest of the bone.

Undergoing treatment for an ACL repair is a time consuming and costly task. Obtaining Idaho workers’ compensation may help to cover the costs of your medical bills and wages lost from time away from work.

The attorneys of the Morton Law Offices are here for you to answer any questions you may have about your injury. Contact us today to find out how we can help.

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