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My husband works in Alaska. We live in Texas. He is having his second surgery on his shoulder from a work accident. He has been out of work now for about a month waiting for surgery.

This is where we need help. While he is out he went to a podiatrist, nothing to do with worker’s compensation, and they have determined he needs surgery on his foot. He is in a huge amount of pain. The issue is it needs to be done before the shoulder surgery because after shoulder surgery he won’t be able to use crutches.

Can we put off the shoulder surgery for about an extra month to have his foot surgery done? Would this affect his workman’s comp? He cries at night because of the pain in his foot. If he had to choose he would choose the foot surgery over. The shoulder surgery but his dr won’t let him go back to work until he has this shoulder surgery.

Any body have any suggestions or ideas? We are calling the adjuster tomorrow to ask about him postponing but we are pretty sure she will say no.

Thank you for your time.
 
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#2
His comp doctor should discuss the situation with the podiatrist and work out a treatment plan that takes both recoveries into consideration then put the revised treatment plan as the recommendation and in the written report to the employer/carrier.
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Glad this was helpful.
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THANKS FOR POSTING.
 
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