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Could I return to gymnastics after back surgery?

Could I return to gymnastics after back surgery?

What surgery: That is definately a question for your surgeon he/she fixed you up, and only the surgeon knows the right time to wait after surgery. Having said that there are some surgeries after which you should not return to gymnastics. Your surgeon can guide you do not become a couch potato regardless. Do less impact exrcise often. ...Read more

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I had to back to back abdominal surgery. I'm a soccer player.after how many weeks can i return to the field?

I had to back to back abdominal surgery. I'm a soccer player.after how many weeks can i return to the field?

Post op care: You should typically wait at least 8 weeks post op before returning to physical activity. It also depends on what you had done? was it open or laparoscopic? and always check with your surgeon. Feel better soon ...Read more

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When can I go back to playing sports after arthroscopy? After my knee arthroscopy, when will i be able to go back to playing soccer? .

When can I go back to playing sports after arthroscopy? After my knee arthroscopy, when will i be able to go back to playing soccer?

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6-8 wks: I tend to be a little more conservative following knee arthroscopy. I would recommend to my patients waiting at least 6-8 weeks after the procedure to resume impact aerobics. This in general would allow enough time for complete resolution of all swelling regain of all motion and reconditioning to get back to your sport. This would also be contingent upon what was done at the time of arthroscopy. ...Read more

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When can I go back to playing sports after arthroscopy? After my knee arthroscopy, when will i be able to go back to playing soccer? .

Return to sports: This timeline is generally 6 to 8 weeks. That being said you should consult the orthopedic surgeon who performed the surgery as he or she may alter this normal course based on your intraoperative findings. ...Read more

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How long will it be before i return to school from ACL surgery? Can i go back a week later?

How long will it be before i return to school from ACL surgery? Can i go back a week later?

Acl: Most patients take a couple days of school off. Like everything recovery and return to school is a spectrum for each patient. U should be fine if u took a week off and could go back earlier if u felt like it. ...Read more

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Will i be able to run after my osteotomy? Before my knee pain, i was an avid runner. Will i be able to return to running after my osteotomy? .

Will i be able to run after my osteotomy? Before my knee pain, i was an avid runner. Will i be able to return to running after my osteotomy?

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Possibly: If you are having a high tibial osteotomy, it is possible for you to run after a full recovery from surgery; however, these osteotomies are done to unload a joint that is strarting to become arthritis. Therefore, running, or other high impact activities, are not typically recommended following an osteotomy. ...Read more

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Will i be able to run after my osteotomy? Before my knee pain, i was an avid runner. Will i be able to return to running after my osteotomy? .

Will i be able to run after my osteotomy? Before my knee pain, i was an avid runner. Will i be able to return to running after my osteotomy?

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Don't do it: You may be able to run but you shouldn't the constant pounding from running will continue to cause deterioration in the knee and may lead to significant progression of the arthritis. Try non-weight bearing exerises such as cycling. ...Read more

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When before i can return to work after dislocating my shoulder?

When before i can return to work after dislocating my shoulder?

Evaluation First: First you should see an orthopedic surgeon to advise you on whether you need any treatment before going back to work. If you feel great, you can use your judgment and decide you do not need to be seen; however, if you have a job that requires any sort of manual labor it doesn't hurt to get checked out to make sure you are not at an unreasonably high risk of having another dislocation. ...Read more

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How soon will I be able to lift weights after having surgery for the slipped discs in my spine?

How soon will I be able to lift weights after having surgery for the slipped discs in my spine?

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 several months. Premature heavy lifting might cause another disk injury. Low impact aerobic activity helps recovery. ...Read more

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Will i be able to play sports after my acl/meniscus surgery?

Will i be able to play sports after my acl/meniscus surgery?

Yes: After full recovery, you should be able to resume some sporting activity. You may not ever be able to resume your pre-injury level of activity. ...Read more

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When can I expect to return to my normal activities after coolsculpting?

When can I expect to return to my normal activities after coolsculpting?

Coolsculpting: It depends on what your "normal activities" are. You need to discuss this with your treating doctor. generally, most people are able to return yo conservative activity in 24 hours. ...Read more

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If I had a hernia surgery in my groin, how long till I can go back to work (not a lifting job)?

If I had a hernia surgery in my groin, how long till I can go back to work (not a lifting job)?

Soon: If your job is not strenuous, you should be back within a week or two. You should discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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When can I return to work after having a lumbar discectomy?

When can I return to work after having a lumbar discectomy?

Depends: Most discectomy patients can return to a sedentary job within 3-6 weeks. Patients with physical demanding jobs may require reconditioning afterwards and may have a slightly longer return to work. ...Read more

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Could I return to work after stitch removal?

Could I return to work after stitch removal?

Depends: That depends on why you had stitches, what type of work you do and what working will do to your healing. Your doctor can best advise you on this. For example, if you had major surgery there may be other factors beyond stitches requiring you to not go back to work for a while. ...Read more

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When can I return to weight lifting after ulna fracture/surgery?

When can I return to weight lifting after ulna fracture/surgery?

Healing: One an x-ray confirms that the bone is healed, you can start back to exercise. It is recommended that you start slowly and progress as tolerated. Healing bone needs to see gradual increases in strain so that it can get stronger. Good luck! ...Read more

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When after breast surgery can I go back to work?

When after breast surgery can I go back to work?

Depend: Is it just lump removal or mastectomy with or without node dissection. All can influence the time back to work. In general, beat surgery is not painful and quicker recovery. If it plastic surgery it can be quicker. ...Read more

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How long after hip arthroplasty until i can resume normal activity? When can I expect to resume normal activity after my hip arthroplasty? .

How long after hip arthroplasty until i can resume normal activity? When can I expect to resume normal activity after my hip arthroplasty?

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Variable: Every patient will recover at their own pace after a total hip replacement. Your recovery will be influenced by multiple variables, including your pre-op condition, severity of your arthritis, stiffness of your hip, the type of surgical approach used, and your motivation and active participation in your recovery process. For most patients, "normal" activities can gradually be resumed by 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long should one wait to return to gymnastics after back surgery?

How long should one wait to return to gymnastics after back surgery?

Depends: Definitely depends on the type of surgery performed. Some back surgeries have little or no restrictions postoperatively. Many have restrictions on physical activities for 6-8 weeks. You should definitely ask your surgeon. Thanks for the question. ...Read more

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