As orthopaedic surgeons, we are frequently asked to complete disability forms and work documents relative to a patient’s ability to work or participate in certain work activities. These forms are filled out relative to the body part we are treating. We answer all questions asked relative to what restrictions that particular body part has. We do not specify whether a patient can work or not work. It is up to the patient and the employer to determine if the restrictions stated allow the patient to work. Sometimes work modification is made in order to accommodate a patient. It is a misconception that we take people “off work”. It is the restrictions that are recommended that determine whether a patient should or shouldn’t work and at what level.