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Doctor insights on: Distal Clavicle Resection Recovery Time

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I'm having distal clavicle resection surgery. What is the recovery time when I can go back to work an able to lift 75lbs?

I'm having distal clavicle resection surgery. What is the recovery time when I can go back to work an able to lift 75lbs?

Let me explain: There are two ways to do this procedure.
1-using open method.
2_arthroscopy.
The recovery time for job like yours I believe will 12-16 weeks. ...Read more

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I'm having orthoscopic distal clavicle resection surgery sometimes it bothers me an other times it doesn't. Is it normal?

Yes: All problems have a tendency to wax and wane

discuss with your surgeon / if it causes enough trouble then surg is warranted if not hold off. ...Read more

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What does postoperative changes secondary to distal clavicle excision&acromioplasty, otherwise negative shoulder mean? Is my rotator torn?

What does postoperative changes secondary to distal clavicle excision&acromioplasty, otherwise negative shoulder mean? Is my rotator torn?

No.: It means the radiologist saw changes in your x-rays that are consistent with the surgery they performed on you. If you did not have any surgery, than it's time to verify the reading with the doctor. ...Read more

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How soon can I go back to an accounting job (use my arms a lot for typing and compiling papers) after excision distal clavicle surgery?

How soon can I go back to an accounting job (use my arms a lot for typing and compiling papers) after excision distal clavicle surgery?

10-14 days: Would want to check with your surgeon, certainly. But in general, if you had an arthroscopic distal clavicle resection that did not require any associated repair of a torn rotator cuff or ligamentous structure, 10/24 days would be average for return to modified duty; sooner if not too sore. ...Read more

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My nhs consultant wants to do a open acj excision on my left shoulder. What is the recovery on this op and when would I be weight lifting again.

My nhs consultant wants to do a open acj excision on my left shoulder. What is the recovery on this op and when would I be weight lifting again.

Varies: Open ac joint resection usually requires 6-8 weeks before you are back to unrestricted activities, sometimes a bit longer. Arthroscopic ac joint resection or distal clavicle resection is less invasive and usually a faster recovery. ...Read more

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Got discal clavicle resection surgery w/ bicep tendon tear. How long out of work? Gotta go back full duty an able to lift 75 lbs. Thank u for the help

Got discal clavicle resection surgery w/ bicep tendon tear. How long out of work? Gotta go back full duty an able to lift 75 lbs. Thank u for the help

Ask your surgeon: Questions re complications, side effects, recovery, disability, etc should be asked of surgeon along w/ (consequences of) options prior to undergoing procedure. Surgeon should also be informed of your particular requirements, eg return to work, job description, etc in order to make best recommendation. So go ask surgeon who performed distal clavicle resection + bicep tendon repair what to expect. ...Read more

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What could cause upper back pain between the shoulder blades after first rib resection surgery? Muscular or nerve related?

What could cause upper back pain between the shoulder blades after first rib resection surgery? Muscular or nerve related?

Possibly both: After a resection surgery you can have scar tissue that develops and pulls on the fascia and musculature disrupting either muscle function or nerves as the brachial plexus is right through this area. If it is between your shoulder blades, you may be looking at a long thoracic nerve issue or rhomboid dysfunction. A trial of PT would help delineate. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Got discal clavical resection surgery w/ bicep tendon tear "slap repair" question is off an on I get sharp pains in back of my tricep/elbow. Normal?

Got discal clavical resection surgery w/ bicep tendon tear "slap repair" question is off an on I get sharp pains in back of my tricep/elbow. Normal?

Likely Unrelated: It is quite unusual for someone to have pain in the back of the elbow after a shoulder surgery. Nothing is impossible, however, so I would bring it up with your shoulder surgeon at your next visit just in case. ...Read more

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I had a first rib resection 4 months ago and have significant pain in upper back/neck/shoulder pain. Is it possible it is muscle spasms from surgery?

I had a first rib resection 4 months ago and have significant pain in upper back/neck/shoulder pain. Is it possible it is muscle spasms from surgery?

Prolonged Post op pain: 4 months post surgery could be spasm. But, usually after 4 months it's probably scar tissue pulling on nerve roots at your brachial plexus or healing at that site ...Read more

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Is it common to have swelling all the down in my foot after having shoulder slap tear repair, excision, and debridment of the shoulder?

Is it common to have swelling all the down in my foot after having shoulder slap tear repair, excision, and debridment of the shoulder?

Fluid retention: Large amount of IV fluids are often given interoperatively and can result in peripheral edema particularly if you have reduced activity level post op. However if associated pain in calf couild indicate a DVT so this should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I broke my collar bone clavicle in an accident 1 week ago my doctor advised me to wear a brace figure of 8 and suggested me 6 weeks of recovery time..

I broke my collar bone clavicle in an accident 1 week ago my doctor advised me to wear a brace figure of 8 and suggested me 6 weeks of recovery time..

That is the standard: The 6 wks is the time for children when these fractures most commonly occur. At 33 years it may well take you much longer to fully heal. Sorry about that. Your body will tell you when it is all better. ...Read more

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Clavicle fracture for my fourteen year old sister. Recovery time?

Clavicle fracture for my fourteen year old sister. Recovery time?

6-12 weeks: Most clavicle fractures will heal within 6-12 weeks. Many patients will stop having pain by 3 weeks and regain range and motion shortly after that. However, it often takes longer for the bone to actually heal, as seen on an x-ray. Of course, the amount of displacement and angulation factor into healing time. If I can be of help, then join my care team at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a dislocated shoulder?

Variable.: At 29 anywhere bn 2-3 weeks and 3 months. Try rehab, but if it is unstable consider surgery. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for shoulder arthroscopy?

What is the recovery time for shoulder arthroscopy?

6-8 weeks: This depends on the procedures performed, but most people are able to return to most of their activities at 8 weeks. People are typically working with physical therapy for 6-8 weeks after surgery. People involved in heavy labor may take 3 months to return to work. Some people will still have gradual improvements 6-12 months after surgery. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for plica excision surgery?

What is the recovery time for plica excision surgery?

Varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. ...Read more

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What is the general recovery time from a shoulder surgery?

What is the general recovery time from a shoulder surgery?

This needs 2 B-: -narrowed down. What shoulder surgery. Can B anywhere from fracture 2 rotator cuff from biceps tenodesis 2 shoulder replacement if U tell us the procedure we can give U an answer, but it won't B etched in stone as each surgeon has their own protocol, but it will B close. We usually answer according 2 our own experience ...Read more

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What is the typical recovery time for a dislocated shoulder?

What is the typical recovery time for a dislocated shoulder?

Rapid but variable: Most initial (1st time) shoulder dislocations, once reduced, allow for rapid rehabilitation and recovery. Motion and strength recovery, though variable, occurs progressively over the 3-6 weeks. Residual instability or a sense of impending recurrent dislocation (or subluxation) is age and activity dependent. Younger more active patients are more likely to complain of recurrence than older patients. ...Read more

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What is shoulder bursitis treatment / recovery time?

What is shoulder bursitis treatment / recovery time?

Impingement: Bursitis/outlet impingement treatment includes modification of activities that produce pain, nsaids, maintenance of shoulder range of motion. Once pain improves (1-2 weeks typically), exercises to strengthen the rotator cuff are initiated. Occasionally, a cortisone injection into the bursa may be helpful. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time from a total shoulder replacement?

How long is the recovery time from a total shoulder replacement?

3-6 months: It takes at least 3 months to recover from a shoulder replacement. It is not uncommon for the recovery to take 6 months or more. The shoulder will slowly improve up to 2 years after the surgery. Talk to your surgeon for more details. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time after an operation on a shoulder. I have an exstensive slap tare to the upper librum?

How long is the recovery time after an operation on a shoulder. I have an exstensive slap tare to the upper librum?

Expect 3 mo therapy: I usually recommend up to 3 months of physical therapy (2 visits per week) after most repairs of slap tears of the labrum. This allows for adequate time for protecting the healing, repaired labrum. If the slap tear is only debrided (torn portion trimmed away akin to a hang nail), the recovery is much quicker and most patients can advance with minimal therapy "as tolerated". ...Read more

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What is the the approx recovery time following excision of os vesaslianum? As far as I know there was no tendon repair, bone was in the fatty tissue.

What is the the approx recovery time following excision of os vesaslianum? As far as I know there was no tendon repair, bone was in the fatty tissue.

Fairly rapid: It is good that there is no tendon repair, however, this accessory bone lies with in the peroneus brevis tendon and it must be cut to remove this bone. Most of the time a small anchor is placed in the 5th met base and tied into the tendon to maintain strength and rapid healing. It is unusual that this bone sits in fatty tissue. Be prepared for at least 4-6 weeks of walking with a boot. ...Read more