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Disk Surgery Recovery Time
Same day low back: A microdisectomy or a minimally invasive version are typically same day surgeries with return to all activities by 3 months for best results according to studies but most activities by 2 weeks depending on conditioning and health status. For cervical, this is usually done with a fusion but all activities around same time period as lumbar but no contact sports usually with a fusion, . ...Read more
Elective?Emergency?: Surgery for diverticulitis may be performed emergently (to treat an active episode) or electively (to prevent future episodes). In the former situation, one may be quite ill and the operation is usually "open" with a colostomy, all leading to a prolonged convalescence. When elective, this is usually laparoscopic and w/o a stoma; people are home in 2-3 days and back to work in 2-3 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the surgery to fix TMJ like? I've been told that to fix my tmj, i'm going to need surgery. What is that procedure usually like? How long is the recovery time?
Can you tell me how much time will it take to recovery from ankle fusion surgery, and what is to be expected?
I broke my fifth metacapel no surgery or setting required but I am a smoker how much of a recovery time am i looking at until it heals?
2-3 weeks, perf: You may have a small amount of bleeding for 24 to 48 hours. A "drip pad" is often worn. I will occasionally use an internal splint for the first week. You can expect internal swelling for 2 to 3 wks, and you may have a runny nose for several months after your surgery. An unusual but potential complication is a septal perforation (a small hole in the septum) - this can often be fixed if it occurs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About a month: Depends on the absolute approach and technique, but you should be fully recovered and functional by 4 weeks. Your surgeon can give you specific restrictions and expectations, and is your best source for this question. Good luck. ...Read more
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