What are Work-Related Injuries?

It is quite common for employees to sustain work-related hand injuries. This is because workers use their hands for almost everything, which makes them more prone to damage. Common work-related injuries to the hand and/or wrist include:

  • Lacerations: Lacerations may vary in severity and can lead to tendon injuries. Common conditions that are associated with tendon injuries include mallet finger, jersey finger, extensor tendon issues, and flexor tendon issues.
  • Overuse Syndrome: Overuse syndrome is caused by repetitive movements. The most common overuse-related conditions include de Quervain’s syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Work-Related Fractures: Common work-related hand fractures may include distal radius, metacarpal, phalangeal, and scaphoid.
  • Crush Injuries: These involve the tips of the fingers or fingertip injuries. They can occur due to heavy objects falling on the fingers, injuries including hammers, fingers getting caught between machinery, and more.

Treatment Options

The treatment option that is right for you will depend on your specific injury, the severity of the injury,
your overall health, your profession, and more. If you have sustained a hand-related work injury and are
in need of professional treatment, please contact Neaman Hand Surgery today to schedule an appointment with one of our hand specialists.

Schedule a Consultation

Salem hand surgeons Dr. Keith C. Neaman, Dr. Dustin Christiansen, and Dr. Pete Tsai have extensive training and experience in the treatment of work-related hand and wrist injuries. To schedule your personal consultation, please call Neaman Hand Surgery at 844-338-5445.

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