Risk and Causation

General Guideline Principles for Risk and Causation
for workers compensation patients

The guidelines established by the New York State workers’ compensation board are crafted to assist physicians, podiatrists, and other healthcare professionals in delivering appropriate treatment concerning Risk and Causation for ankle and foot disorders.

These Workers Compensation Board guidelines aim to support healthcare professionals in making informed decisions about the appropriate level of care for their patients.

It’s crucial to note that these guidelines do not replace clinical judgment or professional experience. The final decision about care should be a collaborative effort between the patient and their healthcare provider.


Risk and Causation of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) most commonly arises from traumatic injury, insults to the central nervous system (such as strokes or myocardial infarctions), or other significant systemic assaults. CRPS Type II is characterized by the presence of an obvious nerve lesion.

In about 5 to 15% of cases, the cause is relatively unknown. The prevalence of CRPS is estimated to be between 20.6 to 113.5 adults per 100,000. Occasionally, it has been categorized into subtypes, such as warm and chilly variants.

The frequency of CRPS is highest among individuals aged 50 to 70, and it disproportionately affects women, occurring 3.4 times more commonly than in men. Fractures are the most common type of injury associated with CRPS, with upper-extremity injuries being more prevalent than lower-extremity injuries. Approximately 1% of patients are estimated to have CRPS.


What our office can do if you have workers compensation Injuries

We possess the expertise to assist you with your workers’ compensation injuries. We empathize with your situation, ensuring that your medical needs are met while adhering to the guidelines established by the New York State Workers Compensation Board.

Recognizing the significance of your workers’ compensation cases, let us guide you through the complexities of interacting with the workers’ compensation insurance company and your employer.

We understand that this is a stressful time for you and your family. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us, and we will make every effort to simplify the process for you as much as possible.

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