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How Long To Go Back To Work After 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on: Extent of surgery and type of work. I would estimate 1-2 weeks as a general rule, but ask your surgeon for specific recommendation. ...Read more
Usually: Often can return to work in less than a week, no heavy lifting work for a couple weeks or until released by your surgeon. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask surgeon: You should look at your discharge paperwork for details. If none, then call your surgeon for specific details, as these will vary. ...Read more
Usually 2 weeks: It generally takes about 2 weeks to heal and activity restrictions are placed durimg this time. Final results may take 3-6 months. Healing may be the result of the technique or size requested. It can be accomplished with skin and fat flaps, fat injections or by using an implant. For fat injection examples, see the video: http://youtu.be/TFdKUpv7d1o ...Read more
6-8 weeks minimum: After 2-3 weeks most symptoms will subside, but attempted quick stops or starts will bring the pain back out. Every time you feel the pain, the recovery clock starts over. Therefore, even in the absence of pain, you must wait a full 6-8 weeks before returning to explosive sporting events. At 3 weeks, gentle stretching can be started, and light exercise. ...Read more
Meniscus : Talk to your surgeon. This depends on what type of work you do. Not un common to go back to more sedentary work within a day or two, while more aggressive employment may take a few weeks. ...Read more
6-12 weeks is normal: A double knee replacement is quite taxing on your body. Some people can go back in 4-6 weeks to a sedentary job. Most people can return in 6-12 weeks but they will be stiff and sore and need to move around a lot and often still feel achy and restless at 6 weeks. Most people are taking pain medication for 3-12 weeks after surgery. As you see this varies greatly from patient to patient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends : It may only take 1 to 3 weeks but if the surgeon gets in there and discovers that the injury or the overall knee is worse than expected it may take longer. You won't really know until after the surgery has been completed. It also varies with each surgeon. ...Read more
Depends on technique: If your biopsy was a needle-type performed under local anesthesia in an office setting, you should be able to work the following day. If the biopsy was surgical performed under anesthesia, most people will require 2-3 days to return to work. Of course, the true "expert" here is the doctor who performed the biopsy--be sure and ask them this question. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends: It really depends of the specific ligament and the severity of the tear. Some ligaments like the mcl heal well on ther own, others have a much smaller blood supply adnd take longer to heal. It also depends on the rehab you have participated in thus far. Coordinating with your sports medicine specialist will be key to make sure you are going back at the appropriate time and avoiding injury. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Traumatic causes take time to resolve except from a procedure as a needle or iv. We can say people can go back to work few days but to take it easy without much exertion for 2 weeks. Traumatic ones like surgery, or accident or with underlying causes such as blebs or bullae, we have to be more careful and follow the person more closely, after removal of the tube. ...Read more
As long as it takes: While the exact duration of pt following your rotator cuff surgery will be managed by your surgeon, depending on the severity of your tear pt may last anywhere from 7 weeks to 1 year or more. All programs will emphasize avoiding strenuous activities that could cause a repeat injury while remaining active enough to prevent joint stiffness, one of the most common rotator cuff repair complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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