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upper extremity vs whole body
Hi! I'm in tennessee with bilateral epicondylitis - that is to say, I have lateral and medial injuries in BOTH elbows. I am 3 years into WC case - have had surgery on all four points and received an impairment on all four points. The impairment was an upper extremity impairment - I expected it to be impaired as body as a whole. Does anyone have insight into why my injuries would be rated this way?
sry I dont....its the week end so it may be mon or tues before you get an answer be patient
........I love cats, I just cant eat a whole one by myself......

it depends on what was used to as the physicians guide.
if your doctor used the AMA guide then there are instructions within the guide as to what situations to use which calculation.
I would discuss it with your doctor as they can reference the guideline to clarify.
you could also contact the work comp division who may also have a copy of the AMA guides and can give you the reference instruction.
Reminder :
........Each state has their own comp system; POST YOUR STATE to get accurate information. Use the search feature to find information from similar questions.
what 1171 said, I fought like hell to get my whole body rating.
The good news is,"You can get used to anything."
The bad news is,"You can get used to anything."

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