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what will my activity restrictions be after scoliosis surgery

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Post surgery: This should be explained to you in detail by your surgeon and the staff.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes you could see an orthopedic surgeon with a specialty for the treatment of scoliosis. Also, if you list your specific question on healthtap, i wil ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Justin Esterberg
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Congenital : Congenital scoliosis is typically treated in childhood. This really depends on the underlying reason for the scoliosis, how old your child is, and the ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Foreman
27 years experience Bariatrics
Yes: Most surgeons will recommend avoiding heavy lifting (over15-20 pounds) for 4-6 weeks to minimize the risk of hernia formation. You should also avoid ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Cole
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Varies: For a simple one level, back to every day activities is very early.Much longer to get back to heavy or strenuous activity, maybe 2-3 months.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
4-8 wks: Removing the 'bump' below your knee if it continues to be [email protected] age17 will require you to be on crutches for a period of time after surgery.If your ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
What surgery?: and what is the reason for the surgery?
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
3-4 months: It will likely be 3-4 months or more before your surgeon would let you push to extreme yoga positions. Incidence of recurrent instability after shoul ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
23 years experience Ophthalmology
Go easy & use drops: The 1st week is the most critical. Avoid intense activity or lifting or much shaking of the head. Don't get any perspiration, soap, or shampoo in the ... Read More
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Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Depends: Everything depends on your ankle pathology, what will be done during surgical or diagnostic arthroscopy, your general health and coexisting medical pr ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
1 to 3 months: Your surgeon can guide you in your specific situation, but generally you need to let the soft tissues (disk, muscle, ligaments, skin) heal. That takes ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Acetabular fracture: Each fracture has its own personality. Acetabular fractures may be small, large, anterior, posterior, superior, intraarticular, displaced, weight-bear ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
It is not necessary: But may be beneficial in terms of a quicker functional recovery and possibly minimize any future issues but should be guided by your surgeon. You wou ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Inaam Schneider
43 years experience Internal Medicine
ACL Surgery : These questions should have been answered for you by the post op instructions given to you after discharge from the Day Surgery Center . Each doctor h ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Doctor: Talk with your surgeon. They can tell you the limitations and expectations, if you undergo a procedure. They should also inform you on where the proce ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Variable: There are no clearcut guideline when one can begin interventional pain therapy. Healing of a lumbar fusion begins immediately and is complete in 1-2 ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Recovery: The less invasive surgery is, the faster the recovery and the less chance of complications.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
2 weeks: After 2 weeks post surgery, if there are no other contraindications you should return to normal activities.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Sure...: You will have to give things a time to heal, but you should be able to resume your normal routine over time.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
29 years experience Interventional Radiology
UFE: My patients usually return to work within 1 to 2 weeks. The treating physician should decide when it is appropriate for a patient to increase activit ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: It varies somewhat, based in part on the specifics of the graft and also surgeons preference. Most can resume rehab early with goal of returning to s ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
U have a significant: surgical history in your neck with arthritis and DJD. You need to see a specialist to stabilize this before contemplating any more surgery! Surgery is ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: It depends on the type of fusion (how many bones are being fused, what part of the body, how the surgeons "gets there" [front, back, side, combination ... Read More
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