Monday, December 12, 2011
Clark Gunderson, MD, Serves on Louisiana Workforce Commission Committee for Back Injury Guidelines
Clark Gunderson, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon on staff at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, recently served on the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s committee for back injury guidelines. As one of only two orthopaedic physicians in the state to serve on the committee, Dr. Gunderson was given the task of developing guidelines and treatment protocol for Louisiana workers who develop back and spinal injuries while on the job.
The committee’s guidelines cover treatment for back problems which includes identifying the problem through examination, and treating the injury through methods such as therapy, rehabilitation, steroid injections and surgical procedures when they are necessary.
Dr. Gunderson is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and has been practicing in Lake Charles for the last 33 years. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine before completing his internship and residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans through the LSU School of Medicine.
An experienced orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Gunderson specializes in the treatment of back and spinal injuries. He is a member of several medical societies, including the North American Spine Society, for which he meets annually with other physicians to study the newest treatments for spinal pathologies. He also serves as Past President of the Louisiana Orthopaedic Society.
To learn more about back injuries and their treatment options, call Dr. Gunderson’s office at (337) 439-0385.