Meet Our SurgeonLonnie D. Davis, MD

  • Dr. Davis is like no other...his compassion and kindness is superior! Easy to talk to, explains everything, open to all questions and takes time with you.

    Bonnie - Fairfax VA

  • He did an excellent job on my surgery and follow up. All was as expected. He answers questions thoroughly but does not waste patient time.

    Irene - Reston VA

  • Given the extent of my injury and accident, Dr. Davis did a miraculous job getting me back to normal. He always kept me informed of what to keep an eye on, and how to address certain aspects of my new life adjusting to this injury.

    Jake - Reston VA

  • He was very knowledgeable and excellent at translating what the issue with my knee was from medical terminology into layman's terms. He was extremely thorough and with this being my third opinion on my knee, I immediately decided I would continue through the surgery process with Dr. Davis.

    Eva - Washington DC

  • He is fantastic! Very kind. Smart. Answered my questions. I know nothing. And he was so patient. Treated my son with wonderful kindness and dignity. Dr. Davis is a good man. Glad to have met him! Will definitely go to his office in the future if we have a need for it.

    Jodi - Reston VA

  • It was my first appointment with Dr. Davis and he impressed me with his concern for my wellbeing. He is extremely thorough, spends plenty of time with you and has an excellent bedside manner. I would recommend him to anyone with a sports related injury.

    Lauren - Alexandria VA

  • I'm pretty active and have seen Dr. Lonnie Davis for a number of sports-related injuries for the past few years. I've seen him for a torn ACL, stress fracture in the foot, rock-climbing hand and ankle injuries, etc. I was really impressed with how well my ACL surgery, care and recovery went. He's been great at diagnosing the problems and getting me back to sports.

    Jennie - Annandale VA

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Works Comp Orthopedic Injuries

Injuries at the workplace range from minor cuts or bruises which are non-fatal to injuries such as severe fractures or trauma that can be fatal. Injuries can occur due to slips, repetitive motion, hazards from machinery, falling from a height, burns, or any kind of violent act. Workplace injuries also include diseases which spread through microorganisms. It is, therefore, the responsibility of the employer to provide you with a safe working environment.

Types of Workplace Injuries

The various types of workplace injuries include:

Slips, Trips, and Falls

Any occupation has risks of slips, trips, and falls. The possible causes include poor housekeeping, slippery floors, inappropriate footwear, inappropriate drainage, uneven floor surface, walkways used for storage, etc.
Ensure you are provided with an appropriate working environment to prevent slips, trips and falls including:

  • Maintaining resistance of the floor
  • Requiring staff to wear proper footwear
  • Providing proper storage
  • Removing tripping hazards such as cords from walkways
  • Providing staff with mechanical aids if needed
  • Minimizing changes in the level of the floor
  • Modifying standards which may reduce the chances of spills

Some of the common sports injuries include

  • Neck and Back
  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Hip
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Elbow / Wrist

Machine-Related Injuries

Machines-related injuries occur if machines are poorly maintained or handled inappropriately. Ensure you are provided with safety measures to operate machines including:

  • Regular maintenance of machines
  • Machines repairs addressed in time
  • Proper training to use the machine
  • You are provided with protective gear: Safety goggles, boots, protective goggles
  • Risk assessments are carried out regularly

Fire and Explosions

Injuries due to fire and explosions can affect your skin, eyes, ears, and various organs due to inhalation of toxic chemicals or may cause shock. 
Ensure safety from fire and explosions at your workplace by following important measures including:

  • Prohibition of smoking in the working area
  • Ensuring machinery is properly maintained
  • Maintaining an appropriate number of fire extinguishers
  • Following chemical safety rules
  • Preventing ignition in an explosive atmosphere

Transportation Injuries

These injuries result due to different means of transportation. Manufacturing, agricultural, and environment industries commonly face transportation injuries. The injuries include concussions, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, etc.
Transportation injuries can be prevented by following traffic and transportation rules. Heavy loading of vehicles must be avoided. Care must be taken to prevent injury to pedestrians.

Repetitive Stress Injuries

These are the most common injuries in any occupation. Repetitive stress injuries occur due to repetitive motions performed at your workplace. Repetitive injuries include back pain, neck pain, Tendinitis, Ganglionic Cyst, Trigger Finger, Bursitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tennis Elbow, etc. Repetitive injuries are common in an occupation such as computer-related work, gardening, playing musical instruments, packaging work, carpentry, etc.
Repetitive stress injuries can be prevented by regularly exercising, practicing stretching, physical therapy, medications, and choosing a healthy working environment.

Falling from Height Injuries

Construction companies commonly face falling from height injuries which can affect multiple organs, the whole of your body or even cause death. The common areas of injury from a fall include the neck, spine and head injuries.
Prevention of falling from height injuries involves both technical safety, knowledge and proper training. The employer is responsible to provide safety equipment and proper guidance. Any dangers must not be neglected.

Useful Links

  • The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Medical Society of Virginia
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • mid atlantic shoulder elbow society
  • mclean high school
  • STOP Sports Injuries