Smart knees offer new hope for patients who must undergo replacement surgery.
We saw a fascinating article published by Popular Mechanics regarding knee replacement. Smart knees are being developed with self-powering sensors that can monitor how much pressure is put on the implant. This will give doctors a clearer understanding and lead to further innovations.
This topic is close to our hearts because many of our clients develop knee problems from work. Activities such as twisting, rotating, kneeling, pivoting, squatting, lifting, or sudden stops and turns can result in injury.
Knee replacement surgery is recommended when the cartilage is damaged or wears away. This procedure has become very popular in the United States but only last about 15-20 years. Many of our clients require second or even third surgeries as they age.
Workers’ compensation is supposed to cover medical treatment for life. Unfortunately, many of our clients who seek medical treatment years later are denied. This is true even if workers’ compensation paid for the original knee replacement surgery. It would be tremendous if the length of these medical implants could be extended. This would improve quality of life and keep people working longer.
Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers never charges a fee to evaluate a potential case. Our law firm has represented injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Call (844) 316-8033 for a free consultation today.
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