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How long should I wait to do heavy lifting after appendectomy for ruptured appendix? I was in hospital for 7 days and it took me about 4 weeks for me to start walking properly i had a open surgery and it is about a 4-5 inch opening on the right side of ac

How long should I wait to do heavy lifting after appendectomy for ruptured appendix? I was in hospital for 7 days and it took me about 4 weeks for me to start walking properly i had a open surgery and it is about a 4-5 inch opening on the right side of ac

In : In general, for uncomplicated surgeries, it is recommended to wait 6-8 weeks prior to lifting anything heavier that a gallon of milk. This is because the tensile strength of a wound is relatively stable at this point. After this, a slow return to normal pre-surgery activity should ensue. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Ac Joint Separation (Definition)

Wherever two bones meet is a joint. Joints move in certain directions and use ligaments from one bone to the other to prevent movement in other directions. ie ligaments on the sides of the knee keep it from bending sideways. When ligaments tear partially its called a sprain, completely its called a separation. The acromioclavicular (AC) joint is where the collarbone meets ...Read more


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I have a 4th degree AC separation from a snowboarding accident 5 years ago. Would there be any point in getting surgery now?

I have a 4th degree AC separation from a snowboarding accident 5 years ago. Would there be any point in getting surgery now?

Possibly: If you are having significant pain, instability or problem doing your normal activities or sports you may need to have something done to help improve your situation but i wouldnt have it done only for cosmetic reasons. ...Read more

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Is AC widening the same as AC separation?

Is AC widening the same as AC separation?

Not necessarily: Separation of the acromioclavicular (ac) joint is a result of an injury where the ligaments stabilizing the ac joint are injured or torn. The ac joint may be wide for reasons other than trauma such as resorption of the tip of the clavicle from conditions such as hyperparathyroidism, or chronic injury from activities such as weight-lifting. ...Read more

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What can someone do for a level 1 AC separation?

What can someone do for a level 1 AC separation?

PRICE: Pain meds, --: Rest in a sling, Ice pack over the shoulder or Cold compression over the site, and elevation (in the sling), is generally what I use for the Grade 1 AC separation. ...Read more

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Concerned that i might have AC separation on my right shoulder. Please answer i don't want to injure more.

Concerned that i might have AC separation on my right shoulder. Please answer i don't want to injure more.

AC SEPARATION: Typically an AC JOINT separation can be treated conservatively when it is only a type 2 or 3. Treatment consists of therapy to regain motion after a short period in a sling. If pain persists or you have pain with activities then sometimes surgical intervention is warranted. Consult an Orthopaedic surgeon for a complete work up. Hope this information is helpful. Take care. Wilsonshoulder.com ...Read more

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I had a third degree AC separation. I currently feel chest pain. Could my separation have been the cause for the chest pain?

I had a third degree AC separation. I currently feel chest pain. Could my separation have been the cause for the chest pain?

Yes: It's very likely pain from your shoulder separation if it is in the same side as your injured shoulder! It is also possible that you strained one of your pecs the same time you injured your shoulder, so it could be a separate injury. Hope that helps - without an exam it's hard to tell for sure. ...Read more

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Ac joint separation question. What is AC joint?

More information: Learn more about ac separation here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/separated-shoulder.Htm. ...Read more

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