Rating Boot Camp: Upper Extremities

This session will discuss the mechanics of permanent disability rating for the upper extremity including range of motion, grip loss, muscle strength, arthroplasty and peripheral nerves. Issues regarding the appropriate use of impairments, including strength impairment and pain add-on will be addressed. This session is excellent to cover the basics of rating, but those more experienced will gain insight of how DEU approaches ratings and also regarding various issues in rating upper extremity impairment.


  • Annalisa Becker, Division of Workers’ Compensation
  • Barry Knight, Division of Workers’ Compensation



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February 2016