Orthopedics Community
Impairment Ratings
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to orthopedics, back pain, bone or joint pain, broken bones, hip or knee replacement, neck and shoulder pain, orthopedic surgery, spinal injury, sports injury, and tennis elbow.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Impairment Ratings

5588348?1271688638
"...it is estimated that by the AMA Fourth Edition criteria she will have approximately 35% impairment rating to the foot."


Does anyone know what this means?  What exactly does 35% impairment rating mean? This was included in a letter of permanment disability after my ankle fusion surgery.
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
214105_tn?1265938759
Hi,
The physician uses guidelines to determine the percentage of function lost by the foot due to the injury / condition. In this case you have lost 35% of foot functionality due to the injury.  You can then look at your states worker compensation laws to ascribe a value to this loss in functionality and this is what is used to determine any compensation due back to you.
Hope that helps.
Blank
1027575_tn?1390964018
Good morning, i had an impairment rating on my wrist 2 months ago, a 33% total body impairment but with some crazy calculations it came down to 20%.  my companies insurance carrier is disputing the 20% because of having to pay out supplemental income benefits if required.  there's some sites that you can ask workers compensation questions. this may not be much help but this what happened to me.  
Blank
1271743_tn?1320896061
Thanks so much... it helps it make more sense.... I was a little lost about its meaning at first... thanks again for helping me understand...
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Orthopedics Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Orthopedics Answerers
10389859_tn?1409925468
Blank
Foggy2
7721494_tn?1411517293
Blank
philnoir
Four Corners, CO