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As A Nurse When Can I Retturn To Work Fter Acl Repair
How long will it take for me to be able to return to my job as a housekeeper after knee surgery for a bucket handle tear of my medial meniscus?
Depends: If your surgeon can repair (stitch together) the tear, then you will need crutches and may also require a brace with restricted motion for up to 6 weeks, followed by rehab to regain strength and motion. If the tear is not repairable and your surgeon simply trims it out, then you can return much quicker. Probably within 2-4 weeks based on your comfort. Your young age helps speed your recovery. ...Read more
Because an acl (anterior cruciate ligament) cannot heal itself on its own, an acl is "reconstructed" by placing a graft tendon substitute (from your own or donor cadaver tendon) placed into tunnels made in the original acl position, and fixed in place with screws, buttons, or other fixation device. The body then replaces the cells and structure of the graft over 6-8 months, ...Read more
When can I return to work after surgery to repair tfcc tear and scapholunate tear? I work in the construction trades.
4-6 months: It takes 6 weeks for the tfcc repair to heal and the scapholunate ligament repair may take 8-12 weeks heal. After the repairs have healed and the immobilization has been discontinued, therapy is needed to restore range of motion and strenght. This may take another 8-12 weeks. Be patient, the overall results are good. Make sure your surgeon is a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon. ...Read more
I work in care and do a lot of lifting how long before i can return to work after an appendectomy?
I'm suppose to have a gum graft tomorrow. After the surgery is done, when can I return to playing sports?
Ask this tomorrow.: It will vary from days to weeks, and your surgeon/provider can address this at your appointment: it's a great conversation to have with her or him. Depending on the type and placement of your graft instructions will vary. It also will be affected by the type and intensity of your sport. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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I'm having a PFO closure on Friday. How many days will I need off work to recover? When should I return to work (desk job)?
Soon: Almost immediately, I have patients who return to work the same day it is done. Many will take the next day off, but you should be able to go back shortly thereafter. ...Read more
When can I walk? Having ACL reconstruction, MCL and lateral meniscus repair. When can I go to work? Special needs teacher constantly standing. Thanks
Varies: It varies somewhat based upon surgical technique used and surgeons preference, but usually in the 8-12 week range. ...Read more
Will i be able to live an active lifestyle after a synovectomy in my knee? I want to make sure i can run, snowboard, and hike after the procedure
I am having surgery for an umbilical hernia.Dr wants to do a few incisions.How long after surgery is it safe to return to work at a Non-physical job?
7-10 days?: Patient usually needs 4-6 weeks for FULL healing after surgery. Need about 1 week for recovery of your stamina... As long as your job is the equivalent of a desk computer job or cashier, ( no lifting, pushing, pulling or anything strenuous) I'd estimate you could go back in 7-10 days. ...Read more
I have a costochondral separation. I'm a remodeling contractor and can't afford to take it easy. What could happen if I engage in rigorous activity?
After 3 weeks of good pt rehab for a broken pelvis, when can I make plans to return to assisted living?
18 yr old female with a possible meniscus tear. Do you recommend surgery? Will i be in an knee brave immobilizer? How long until i can drive after?
Yes/no/maybe: It depends how bad the tear is and which meniscus. Many meniscal tears can be treated with physical therapy alone. I would start by seeing an orthopedist or sports medicine dr, possibly getting an MRI to see exactly what's going on inside, and try pt. Many surgeries can be prevented with pt. ...Read more
I often get knee injury when I play soccer. I will get the pain for about 10-15 mins and won't be able to walk for an hour and will heal in 4-5 days.
When can I anticipate a pars fracture to stop causing me a lot of pain. I can still function as a cna but it takes a lot to do so. Will it get better?
Hi i work as a replenishment assitant lifting heavy boxes, moving boxes and replacing stock as different levels how long after a tooth extraction would i be ok to return to work thankyou ?
Varies: Really depends on the difficulty of the extraction, if surgery is required, and if you are on narcotic pain meds afterwards. There is no one specific number to fit all scenarios. If on narcotics, you may be dizzy and more prone to losing your balance while lifting, possibly causing harm to yourself or others. Discuss with your surgeon after the procedure. ...Read more
I have a cleavage tear in my miniscus. Will i require surgery and will i be able to compete in endurance sports again?
Knee injury recovery: A meniscus tear is often repaired with arthroscopic surgery. This should be followed by a period of rehabilitation and physical therapy to return you to full function. Optimal outcome of surgery is for people at healthy weight. If your bmi is higher than 26 you might want to lose weight before your surgical repair for best outcome. ...Read more
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