When your doctor finds that you have healed as much as you are likely to, your doctor will declare that you have reached a plateau of healing. This is also called end of healing or maximum medical improvement.
Your doctor may find that you have healed
- Completely, which means you are as good as you were before the injury, and you have no permanent partial disability; or
- Partially, which means that although you have healed as much as you will heal, you are not as good as you were before your injury. This generally means your injury has left residuals known as functional permanent partial disability or permanent work restrictions (or both).