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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

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I need an advice i had a shoulder dislocation about 4 months ago and i did all my therapy then i was released to go back to work with no restrictions so i start working as before with no pain and lifting heavy stuffs up to 123 pounds.......Well sometimes

I need an advice i had a shoulder dislocation about 4 months ago and i did all my therapy then i was released to go back to work with no restrictions so i start working as before with no pain and lifting heavy stuffs up to 123 pounds.......Well sometimes

Beware : First dislocation? If this is first dislocation at your age might be ok after rehab. Avoid rotating arm backwards. If goes out again likely needs MRI and possible surgery. It is more important the position or movements you make that determine the stability of the shoulder. ...Read more

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Shoulder spurs removed with small tear fixed and scrapped. when back to work?

Shoulder spurs removed with small tear fixed and scrapped. when back to work?

Ask your surgeon: I'm sure your surgeon will be able to provide those answers and clarify any possible limitations, restrictions, precautions. ...Read more

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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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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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I have a pain in my back shoulder.it becomes severe if I pick something weighted or work on my laptop.

I have a pain in my back shoulder.it becomes severe if I pick something weighted or work on my laptop.

Muscle strain: Sounds like you have pulled or strained a muscle in your back. Non steroidal meds and rest are usually the first line treatment. ...Read more

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I get shoulder pain when I'm sitting on a chair for long or standing up. This is normal when I'm doing work and it's always just the one should.

I get shoulder pain when I'm sitting on a chair for long or standing up. This is normal when I'm doing work and it's always just the one should.

Cause of Pain: There is a group of four muscles that control the shoulder joint. You may have a sprain of the rotator cuff. Or possibly a upper back disc that impinges on the nerve when it gets in a certain position. Need to have an examination to further answer your question. From the exam a diagnosis, and imaging tests might be needed. Treatment after a proper diagnosis will help you get better. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait before going to work after shoulder mr arthrogram?

How long do I have to wait before going to work after shoulder mr arthrogram?

Next day: I prefer my patients to relax, and restrict activities on the day of an arthrogram. Many patients feel better after an arthrogram due to the anesthesia injected with the contrast, and want to do something. A patient may injure themselves with activity if the pain is gone only due to this medication. I tell my patients that they may return to normal activities the next day. ...Read more

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When before i can return to work after dislocating my shoulder?

When before i can return to work after dislocating my shoulder?

Evaluation First: First you should see an orthopedic surgeon to advise you on whether you need any treatment before going back to work. If you feel great, you can use your judgment and decide you do not need to be seen; however, if you have a job that requires any sort of manual labor it doesn't hurt to get checked out to make sure you are not at an unreasonably high risk of having another dislocation. ...Read more

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I was at work and I was opening the metal door and it got jammed and swung back at me and hit my shoulder and now it feels as if it is out of place?

I was at work and I was opening the metal door and it got jammed and swung back at me and hit my shoulder and now it feels as if it is out of place?

SHOULDER INJURY: Try the Dugas Test - While seated, place hand of injured arm on opposite shoulder and then try to touch elbow to chest. Pain and/or inablility to perform maneuver indicates possible dislocation. This does not mean no ligament or tendon injury, but makes dislocation less likely. Best bet, if unsure, urgent care or emergency department visit for hands on exam/possible x-rays. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal a broken shoulder blade?

6-10 weeks: Scapula (shoulder blade) fractures generally heal in the 6-10 week time frame. Fortunately, most scapula fractures do not require surgery, and the function of your shoulder should be excellent once it heals. ...Read more

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