Your Safety Manager requests guidance from their Corporate Medical Advisor to address a likely mechanism of injury and diagnosis for an employee. This employee reported an acute thumb injury following a routine valve turning procedure and was referred for immediate medical evaluation. The final diagnosis was repetitive trauma and recommendation for surgery.

Corporate Medical Advisors can help:

Mechanism of injury

  • Analysis and plausibility of the mechanism of injury.

Non-occupational contributions

  • Alternative explanations for the mechanism of injury may be considered.

Aggravation of a pre-existing condition

  • Plausibly cause recommendations.