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MMI and ratings question - milkman0966 - 06-20-2018

State of Alabama. I had surgery back in Feb on my shoulder. I had a full tear of the rotator cuff , tore lebrun, and tore bicep. They put 4 anchors in. I have done therapy and also a FCE. I go for my results tomorrow. My question is are all 3 given seperate ratings? I can see the rotator cuff and lebrun being the shoulder but the bicep is the arm. Thanks in advance for any input.


RE: MMI and ratings question - 1171 - 06-21-2018

All body parts damaged by the injury are rated for permanent impairment. The AMA rating guide then provides instructions for combining them into a single whole body rating.


RE: MMI and ratings question - milkman0966 - 06-21-2018

Thank you for your response. I did post my state at the start of my post. Alabama is where I live.
So all 3 will be combined into 1 rating. Do they factor in strength loss? When I done my FCE my right arm is weaker now than my left. I'm right hand dominant. Thanks again.


RE: MMI and ratings question - 1171 - 06-21-2018

The AMA GUIDES do provide ratings for atrophy and weakness.
Your doctor should have a copy of the guidelines and let your review them or provide information on the rating process.


RE: MMI and ratings question - milkman0966 - 06-21-2018

Thank you . I also want apologize about the state reply. I just noticed that it's your signature sorry. Have a blessed day.


RE: MMI and ratings question - 1171 - 06-21-2018

Thankx for posting.
Glad I could help.
Be well.