For at least some portion of their career, most orthopaedic surgeons will
care for injured patients who are involved in some aspect of the Workers'
Compensation system. For many, dealing with Workers' Compensation patients is
considered an undesirable burden that must be dealt with as part of their
orthopaedic practice. Not surprisingly, this attitude stems from lack of
knowledge, poor training during the residency years, and frustrations with the
state bureaucracies that administer the system. The editors of this text have
set out to guide health-care providers through the complexities of the system
in a manner that can be applicable to everyday practice.