Run of the mill
We’ve all seen it. Initially, after the injury, the injured worker (IW) goes to their PCP or occ. health provider and is sent to PT for their back, ankle, knee/shoulder complaints. The Provider completes the examination: PT is ordered 1 month to 6 weeks followed by a recheck. With no improvement in 4-6 weeks, the provider recommends an MRI and lo and behold, there is a tear in the meniscus or rotator cuff or whatever site, which needs surgery. Pretty commonplace stuff.