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how long on average to recover from surgery

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
15 years experience Anesthesiology
6-12 months: It depends on what you consider "recovered"... You can walk without a brace in a couple of months, but you won't be able to return to full pre-injury ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Stone
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Depends: Recovery times differ depending on the surgical procedure performed and also on the individual. We do recommend getting into your therapy program imm ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
71 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
ACL recovery.: Most recent records that a large number return to sports BUT almost never to a previously demanding level. So, you first answer is NEVER. But return ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Depends upon...: As with any/all surgical procedures the answer depends upon; the skill of the surgeon; your overall physical health; and severity of the 'key hole' pr ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Depends...: On what joint you are referring to?
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
It depends...: On exactly what procedure you are having performed. We need more details.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Mohs Recovery: Mohs is a specific way to remove skin cancer. Recovery depends on the size of the tumor, and how the area is closed. If the area is small, direct clos ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
?lcl: Be specific...Did u mean open lateral collateral ligament repair? Or posterolateral corner reconstructive surgery(both knee).We also repair 'lateral' ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Expect 6-9 months: Like most ligament reconstructions about the knee, an lcl (lateral collateral ligament) reconstruction requires months of formal rehabilitation. Runni ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
It varies: Recovery varies from patient to patient. Factors such as age, preop condition, and type of surgery can alter recovery rate. The time in the hospital ... Read More
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