On October 13, 2016 Orthopaedic Specialists of Northwest Indiana (OSNI) hosted 'The Head to Toe Musculoskeletal Symposium: A Look Into Cutting-Edge Advancements in Treatment for the Injured Worker' at the Radisson Hotel in Merrillville. Our goal was to educate local nurse case managers as well as the medical community on the advancements and new technology available at OSNI for their patients.
The physicians at Orthopaedic Specialists are fellowship trained hand, spine, knee, shoulder, foot/ankle, and physiatry specialists. In front of a full audience, eight of the OSNI physicians presented on advanced treatments such as cervical disc replacement, the treatment of upper extremity/shoulder injuries, MIS lumbar fusion, lower extremity injuries, and nonoperative treatment (Physiatry).
The symposium allowed OSNI to not only provide updates on these advanced treatment options but also allowed the audience to gain a better insight in the full spectrum of services (physical therapy, digital x-ray, MRI) as well as the 5 locations that OSNI offers.
We believe that, especially in the Workers' Comp environment, educating patients, employers, and nurse case managers is equally as important as the treatments we offer. Since workers' compensation can be a challenging field OSNI not only offers world-class trained physicians but also offers a team of internal case management to streamline the workers' compensation process from start to finish.
We are grateful for the attendance and overall very positive response to the symposium. We would like to thank all of the nurse case managers and physicians who attended.
We will continue providing events such as these to our local community and beyond to help promote a better understanding of what OSNI does to help our patients enjoy a better quality of life.