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MedRisk’s Mary O’Donoghue to Moderate Session on Rotator Cuff Tears and Repairs at WCI’s Workers’ Compensation Education Conference

The conference takes place August 6-9 at the Orlando World Center Marriott

Mary O'DonoghueMary O’Donoghue, RN, and Chief Clinical and Product Officer for MedRisk, will moderate “When Good Shoulders Go Bad,” a medical session of the Workers’ Compensation Education Conference. Panelists weigh the risk and benefits of operative and non-operative treatment of rotator cuff tears.

“The size and acuity of the tear and the age of the injured employee need to be factored into the decision,” O’Donoghue said. “The risks are unnecessary surgery or irreversible, adverse changes associated with prolonged nonsurgical care. Clear communication among the treating physician, radiologist, physical therapist, orthopedic surgeon, and patient produces the best outcomes.”

Panelists are Kathryn Mueller, MD, MPH, FACOEM, medical director of the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation, and Jonathan Nutt, head of business operations for medical management at AIG. “When Good Shoulders Go Bad – a Step-by-Step Guide to Better Outcomes” starts at 2:15 p.m. on August 7 as part of the conference’s National Trends track.

Presented by the Workers’ Compensation Institute, the conference will be held August 6 through 9 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. Registration information and other details can be found at

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