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How long should I wait to go back to work after a shoulder reconstruction?

How long should I wait to go back to work after a shoulder reconstruction?

It depends: "shoulder reconstruction" can mean repair of a fracture, surgery for instability, or shoulder replacement. Work may involve desk duty and shuffling papers or digging ditches and carrying cinder blocks. If you have had a minor procedure and have a light duty postion, you should be able to return to work within 2-4 weeks. If you have had major surgery and have a heavy duty job it can take months. ...Read more

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I had shoulder reconstruction surgery on the 22nd oct. Will it he safe to fly on 10th nov?

I had shoulder reconstruction surgery on the 22nd oct. Will it he safe to fly on 10th nov?

Too soon: Recovery from shoulder surgery is a long & complicated process & so see how you do with physiotherapy & decide your travel.Avoid carrying any luggage on that side. ...Read more

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I take 75mg of pregabalin and 30mg of codiene some times up to ten a day this is for a.Shoulder reconstruction i had . Too much ?

I take 75mg of pregabalin and 30mg of codiene some times up to ten a day this is for a.Shoulder reconstruction i had . Too much ?

Yes. 3: 300 mg of Codeine a day will cause drug habituation and tolerance. See pain management specialist to detox. And treat underlying cause by getting an MRI of the shoulder and an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How long should it take me to get back to work after arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

How long should it take me to get back to work after arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

6-8 weeks: This depends greatly on the procedures performed during the surgery as well as your occupation. Most arthroscopic shoulder surgeries take 6-12 weeks to recover from, but people with desk jobs often can return to work in 2-3 weeks in a sling with activity restrictions. People who work in manual labor jobs with heavy lifting may not be able to return to full duty for 3 months. ...Read more

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How long will it take me to get back to work after having arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

How long will it take me to get back to work after having arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

Relatively quickly: Arthroscopic surgery typically allows a patient faster recovery and thus quicker return to work. However, recovery also depends on the findings of the surgery, any procedures performed during arthroscopy, and complications. Your type of work will also dictate if you can return to full duty (baseball pitcher will take longer than a secretary). ...Read more

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How long will it take me to get back to work after arthroscopic shoulder surgery on my writing side?

How long will it take me to get back to work after arthroscopic shoulder surgery on my writing side?

2-8 weeks: Return to work after shoulder surgery depends on what needed to be fixed at surgery and a persons job. Most people can return to a desk job with activity limitations in 2-3 weeks. They will be in a sling for 6 weeks. People with heavy lifting, manual labor jobs will not be able to return to full duty for 8-12 weeks or longer. ...Read more

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Is a formal physical therapy program necessary after total shoulder arthroplasty for osteoarthritis?

Is a formal physical therapy program necessary after total shoulder arthroplasty for osteoarthritis?

Yes.: Physical therapy is necessary to restore range of motion, strength and function to your shoulder. It is also important in minimizing the risk of developing a frozen shoulder post-operatively. ...Read more

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When can I go back to work after shoulder spur removal surgery?

When can I go back to work after shoulder spur removal surgery?

Desk work- 1-2 weeks: If your rotator cuff is intact, and just subacromial spurs removed, you should be able to return to desk/office work in 1-2 weeks. A more labor intensive job would require more time potentially. Check with your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

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When can I go back to work after recovering from a shoulder blade pop out?

When can I go back to work after recovering from a shoulder blade pop out?

Depends: I'm assuming you are describing a dislocated shoulder. Return to work depends on many factors. Hopefully you were treated by a physician. Additional injuries to the shoulder can occur after a dislocation such a cartilage tears and rotator cuff injuries. Follow. Your doctors advice. ...Read more