Please Turn Your Head and Cough: A Primer Into the Workers’ Compensation Hernia Patient

9:00 – 10:00 am

Crystal Ballroom C
Convention Level
(Entrance to G2)

Finally, a complete guide in the assessment and care of the hernia patient. Do hernias need to be fixed? Are women immune? Learn the differences between open and laparoscopic surgery. This session will discuss the uses of mesh and the media influence and possible product liability claims. Why can/can’t a hernia patient do restricted duty? Are there really expected return-to-work times and limitations? Do not miss this complete discussion on a “simple” injury.

Kevin J. Hirsch, MD FACS
The Hernia Center
St. Petersburg, FL


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