The hand is also one of the most commonly injured body parts sustained “on-the-job” (also termed as “work-related”). Like private-pay patients, an appropriate initial consultation, to determine diagnosis and guide treatment, is critical to optimize recovery and long-term results for qualifying, injured workers. Industrial hand injuries pose unique considerations, because of the associated short and long-term disability issues involved. The Hand & Wrist Center has been recognized as a preferred evaluation and treatment site by many employers and industrial insurance companies because of our experience, attentiveness to the unique issues associated with hand injuries, and the ability to manage treatment, reporting and costs efficiently.