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How Long Does It Typically Take To Recover From Key Hole Surgery
3-4 months: A graduated rehabilitation process beginning with passive then active assisted motion followed by active motion and strengthening takes several months to allow the torn labrum to adequately heal to the glenoid bone. The goal is to have a stable strong shoulder with minimal risk for recurrence. This entire process usually takes 3-4 months. ...Read more
Crutches for 6 weeks: Most meniscal repair surgeries, whether done open or arthroscopically, require up to 6 weeks of limited weight bearing with crutches. Most surgeons allow at least the weight of the foot to touch the ground during that time. Physical therapy is geared at working on quadriceps function/strength and limited knee motion from 0-90 degrees. Bracing in extension for ambulation may be indicated as well. ...Read more
Roughly 1mm/day: Peripheral nerves, if cut of severely bruised/crushed, can regrow/regenerate but the rate depends greatly on the age of the patient and the presence of other medical problems. Young, healthy patients typically regenerate ~1mm/day but there is a lot of variability. A lot also depends on the severity of the injury itself. ...Read more
Is there such thing as minor testicular torsion, that goes away on its own/does not require surgery? If so how long does it typically take to heal?
Reduction: Some torsions (twisting) can "un-twist" themselves after a few seconds. Torsions are incredibly painful, & resolution of pain can mean the problem has temporarily resolved. However, torsions don't happen in a vacuum - "bell-clapper" deformities & other fixable problems lead to recurrent, permanent torsion. See a Urologist to evaluate. Even deformities that predispose you to torsion should be fixed ...Read more
Depends...: On what joint you are referring to? ...Read more
Expect 6-9 months: Like most ligament reconstructions about the knee, an lcl (lateral collateral ligament) reconstruction requires months of formal rehabilitation. Running is not routinely allowed until after 3-4 months. A stepwise progression thereafter allows you to get back to maximal functional recovery between 6 to 9 months. ...Read more
Depends: How rapidly one recovers from mal-tracking surgery depends on the method employed to correct the mal-tracking. Arthroscopic lateral release will take anywhere from 6-10 weeks for full recovery. Tibial tubercle osteotomy will easily take twice that long. Vmo advancement and medial capsular plication will take about 12 weeks for recovery. ...Read more
Never Recovers: A hydrosalpinx is permanent. It may change, but generally only for the worse. Whether or not surgery is required is based on your symptoms as well as fertility concerns. Sometimes surgery is needed due to pain or infection and sometimes surgery is suggested from to fertility treatment. So a fertility specialist can guide you through that decision making process! ...Read more
Depends what type: There are many different types of stents, that generally go in many of the tubular shaped structures in your body. They can be placed in arteries, gasto-intestinal tract, urogenital tract. . . Etc. Duration of recovery depends on type, location, complexity, danger of condition/procedure, and operator preference. Speak with performing doctor about recovery, risks, and potential complications. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what type of surgery was done and how bad your gallbladder disease was. And it also depends on you. For gallbladder removed laparoscopically most people are out of the hospital in less than 24 hours and some can get back to work in a couple of days. Others may have more trouble dealing with pain after surgery and take longer to recover. If your gallbladder is very sick.... ...Read more
Mohs Recovery: Mohs is a specific way to remove skin cancer. Recovery depends on the size of the tumor, and how the area is closed. If the area is small, direct closure heals the fastest, followed by flaps, grafts and allowing the area to heal with sound care. Be certain to ask your dermatologist about the options, and if a plastic surgeon should get involved for your closure. Good luck and don't delay, ...Read more
Sternotomy: Sternotomy is the cutting of the sternum, a bone, to access your heart and chest cavities. The bone is wired close with several wires. Like any bone, takes 6 weeks to heal to 80%. Your surgery team will be the best to tell you specifics about your case. Also your surgery team will know what operation was done using the access provided by sternotomy. ...Read more
Impaired healing: Diabetics generally heal more slowly due to a combination of high blood sugar slowing down the cells the body uses to heal and because they often have decreased circulation particularly in small blood vessels. If you are diabetic and planning to have surgery, it is importan to get with your doctor and work to get your blood sugars under tight control both before and after surgery. ...Read more
It varies: It varies a lot based upon what you mean by recover. The I fuse system may or may not actually result in a solid fusion of the si joint, and you may or may not do well. Probably if you are going to do well, you should have real good pain relief by 8-12 weeks postoperative. Thank you. ...Read more
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