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How long will I need physical therapy for after a gunshot wound?

How long will I need physical therapy for after a gunshot wound?

Gunshot wound: It depends on where the gunshot wound was located and what damage was done and what kind of recuperation that you need. ...Read more

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Gunshot Wound (Definition)

Sounds trivial but that's all there is to it. A wound is a defect in the skin, many causes, obviously. Wounds from a bullet, pellet, piece of shrapnel, knife or even the end of a broken bone would be called penetrating wounds. There are other wounds not due to penetration, such as abrasions, wounds from poor blood supply, radiation, chemicals, burns, frostbite or ...Read more


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How long will I have physical therapy after amputation? How long will physical therapy last after a leg amputation? .

How long will I have physical therapy after amputation? How long will physical therapy last after a leg amputation?

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Depends: This depends on many factors including overall health, reason and type of amputation, and walking ability prior to the amputation among others. I would say that most people require between 2-3 months but again there is great variability between people. ...Read more

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How long will I have physical therapy after amputation? How long will physical therapy last after a leg amputation? .

How long will I have physical therapy after amputation? How long will physical therapy last after a leg amputation?

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Depends: This depends on many factors including overall health, reason and type of amputation, and walking ability prior to the amputation among others. I would say that most people require between 2-3 months but again there is great variability between people. ...Read more

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How long do you need physical therapy for after ankle scope and debridement?

How long do you need physical therapy for after ankle scope and debridement?

Depends: It depends on what exactly is planned for your arthroscopy; joint lining clean up, repair of talar dome lesion, ligament repair, etc. Non weight bearing can be anywhere from just a few days to as long as 6 weeks and PT can vary accordingly. You should discuss the surgical plan with your surgeon as he or she is best suited to fully answer this for you. ...Read more

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How long do you have to stay in physical therapy after recovering from a gunshot wound?

As long as it takes: This totally depends on the location and severity of the gunshot wound. The duration of therapy will be determined based on these factors and your response to the therapy. Work with your pt and follow their guidelines. ...Read more

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How long will I have physical therapy after an acl/meniscus surgery?

One to three months: If you are returning to normal activity, one to three months should be adequate. If you are returning to sporting activities like skiing, basketball, etc. Then more therapy would be needed to fully benefit from the strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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How long will i need to recover after a chondrioplasty? How long should I expect to take time off of work for my recovery after a chondrioplasty? .

How long will i need to recover after a chondrioplasty? How long should I expect to take time off of work for my recovery after a chondrioplasty?

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Recovery : A chondroplasty is shaving of the bone. Patients should normally recover within 3 weeks. It all depends on the grade of your knee cartilage. Ask your orthopedic surgeon what grade you have in your knee. You will recover faster if you participate in a formal physical therapy program. ...Read more

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How long after a sprained ankle should you start a physical therapy program?

Immediately: Starting physical therapy immediately following a sprained ankle can expedite the healing response and get you back to function quicker. Our initial treatments would incorporate soft tissue techniques to decrease swelling, improve tissue quality and maintain mobility. We would strengthen the surrounding muscles to help stabilize the ankle. ...Read more

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Will i need physical therapy after a diskectomy? How do I regain my range of movement after a diskectomy? Will i need to go to physical therapy? .

Will  i need physical therapy after a diskectomy? How do I regain my range of movement after a diskectomy? Will i need to go to physical therapy?

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Physical therapy : In general, physical therapy helps return strength and mobility after a discectomy. This includes both cervical and lumbar discectomies. Each case is different, and of course the final decision is between you and your surgeon. However, I have found in most instances that pt is useful after discectomies, especially lumbar discectomies. ...Read more

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How long will I need physical therapy after a knee joint replacement?

How long will I need physical therapy after a knee joint replacement?

Up to 3 months: Everybody recovers differently after a total knee replacement. The amount of physical therapy is therefore, variable. A usual pt course is anywhere from 4-12 weeks. The more dedicated the patient is to his/her recovery, the more successful the end result of the surgery will be. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a wound to heal after a lumbar puncture ?

How long does it take for a wound to heal after a lumbar puncture ?

Lumbar puncture: This is a stick with a needle, similar to drawing blood, and it should heal over fairly quickly. Not sure that I would term it a "wound" although technically you may be correct. ...Read more

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How much physical therapy is required after hip arthroscopy? I am scheduled to have hip arthroscopy. For how many weeks will i need physical therapy after the procedure, and how often?

How much physical therapy is required after hip arthroscopy? I am scheduled to have hip arthroscopy. For how many weeks will i need physical therapy after the procedure, and how often?

Variable @ 6-12 wks: The extent and length of physical therapy after hip arthroscopy depends upon the exact nature of the procedure performed. Routinely patients attend procedure specific therapy twice weekly for 6-12 weeks postoperatively. Discuss your specific situation with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How long will a physical exam take? How long should I expect a routine physical exam to take? .

How long will a physical exam take? How long should I expect a routine physical exam to take?  

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It varies by Doc : It depends a great deal on your health and the thoroughness of the examining doctor. It typical takes 30-45 minutes for a detailed exam but some doctors can get you in and out in 15-30 minutes. ...Read more

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How long after a thoracotomy for pneumo can I return to work?

How long after a thoracotomy for pneumo can I return to work?

Depends on work: Limitations that might prevent one from returning to work are related to post-operative pain or pain medications, e.g. No driving while on pain medications or if having significant pain; no heavy lifting, no straining or strenuous activity. Usually, one may return if one may return to work sooner if desk job, but later if physical work. Also sooner if latissimus and/or serratus muscles wre spared. ...Read more

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How much time in physical therapy will I need after ACL reconstruction?

How much time in physical therapy will I need after ACL reconstruction?

3-4 months: Most people are inpt for about 3 months and then progrss to a home program, some patients are more familiar with muscle strengthening and conditioning programs and can be on their own a bit sooner with intermittent supervision by a pt oratc. Others are not as motivated or less familiar with exercising and need a longer period in formal pt. Full rehab from acl reconstruction is usually 9-12 mon. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after a knee injury to work out?

How long should I wait after a knee injury to work out?

Wait for knee: Generally speaking, it is ok to workout when you have painless full range of motion. ...Read more

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How long after a knee injury before you can work out?

How long after a knee injury before you can work out?

Knee Injury: It depends on the injury and the severity. This is something you need to work out with your doctor in conjunction with a physical therapist as working out will be part of the rehabilitation process of your knee. ...Read more

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How should I use physical therapy to recover from amputation surgery?

How should I use physical therapy to recover from amputation surgery?

Very important: Post operative rehab is very important after amputation. I will speak to lower extremity amputation. This includes management of the surgical incision to make sure it heals, management of post op swelling which is common. Learning how to transfer with crutches or walker, beginning strengthening exercises for the legs and getting ready for eventual use of a prosthetic. A physiatrist is invaluable. ...Read more

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How long do I need to go to physical therapy after rotator cuff surgery?

How long do I need to go to physical therapy after rotator cuff surgery?

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 more

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Physical Therapy (Definition)

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Physiotherapy (Definition)

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