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How much will I be able to grow after scoliosis surgery?

How much will I be able to grow after scoliosis surgery?

Depends: It really depends on your age and the number of segments that are fused. If you are nearly skeletally mature you may actually be taller after the spine is straightened. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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How long after double knee replacement surgery will I likely be released to be able to drive? I want to have realistic expectations.

How long after double knee replacement surgery will I likely be released to be able to drive? I want to have realistic expectations.

It vary: It depend on your general health and the out come of the surgery. Let us say you are generally good health and out come of the surgery is good i would say in about 3 month. Good luck. Thank you. ...Read more

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How long after my mastectomy will i be able to return to running?

How long after my mastectomy will i be able to return to running?

2-6 weeks: Recovery from a mastectomy is primarily dependent on whether a simultaneous reconstruction is performed, and, if so, what type of reconstruction. Without a reconstruction, an experienced runner should be back to most activities in 2 weeks. With a flap reconstruction, that same athlete may not be ready to run for ~6 weeks. Of course, the best person to ask is your surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long after wisdom teeth surgery will I be able to return to work?

How long after wisdom teeth surgery will I be able to return to work?

Depends: On the extent of the surgery. I usually recommend someone to get the surgery on friday and they should be ok by monday. That is if they rest thru the weekend and follow post op instructions meticulously. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how flexible will i be after spine surgery?

Can you tell me how flexible will i be after spine surgery?

Varies: It varies tremendously based upon the nature of your problem and the surgery recommended. Some surgeries can increase the flexibility of the spine, while others can severely restrict it; such as for example comparing a fusion with an artificial disc replacement. I would definitely discuss any questions/concerns you might have with your surgeon before surgery. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much time will i able to raise my arms totally after undergoing mastectomy?

Can you tell me how much time  will i able to raise my arms totally after undergoing mastectomy?

A few weeks: It depends to the type of mastectomy and the procedure done in your axilla for the lymph nodes. With a simple mastectomy you will gain youur arm function faster. If they do sentinel node biopsy (removal of the first few nodes) there is also less scarring and restriction. If you have an axillary node dissection (removal of a lot more nodes) it may take longer. With exercise usually within 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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If I have gynecomastia reduction surgery how long will I need to recover?

If I have gynecomastia reduction surgery how long will I need to recover?

Not long: Male breast reduction is a surprisingly well tolerated surgery without need for heavy duty analgesics. Most patients are up and about within hours after surgery and back to work quickly. Of course pain thresholds vary but this surgery will not keep the average male down for long. ...Read more

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How much will it hurt to have re-alignment surgery?

How much will it hurt to have re-alignment surgery?

Usually mild pain: Discomfort from strabismus surgery is typically mild can can be relieved with otc tylenol (acetaminophen). Your surgeon will provide specific recommendations for postop medications. ...Read more

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I have a minimul umbilical hernia. Will i need surgery to heal and if so how long does it take to heal after surgery?

I have a minimul umbilical hernia. Will i need surgery to heal and if so how long does it take to heal after surgery?

Yes: Yes, the only way to heal an umbilical hernia is by fixing it with surgery. Typically patients have discomfort for 1-2 weeks after surgery. You should not lift anything over 10 lbs. For 6 weeks to prevent recurrence and to help with wound healing. ...Read more

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How long will it take to be up and walking again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

How long will it take to be up and walking again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

It's fast: Depending on patient's age & health status as well as whether it is single or 2 stage procedure, usually by the next day after surgery one will try at least to dangle the patient's legs off the bed or even sit in chair. From that point, walking begins as soon as tolerated to minimize risk of blood clots in legs & lungs as well as any other lung issues. If a 2 stage procedure it may be after 2nd. ...Read more

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How quickly after brain surgery are you able to excersise?

How quickly after brain surgery are you able to excersise?

Good question: If u are taking about a craniotomy where the skull was opened and put back, I'd suggest discussing it with your surgeon at your routine post-op visit. The answer will vary among docs and depending on the nature of the surgery, but at least six to eight weeks is a good assumption. Even then, you should start slowly & build over time, paying attention to what your body is telling u. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How soon will I be able to walk after I have bariatric surgery?

How soon will I be able to walk after I have bariatric surgery?

Several hours: Most patients are able to (and should) get out of bed and walk within a matter of hours after laparoscopic bariatric surgery. This will help reduce the risk of blood clots as well as stimulating deep breathing, which will help reduce the risk of pneumonia. After going home walking or some other aerobic activity should be a daily activity. ...Read more

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How soon after my gallbladder surgery will I be able to eat?

How soon after my gallbladder surgery will I be able to eat?

Same day.: When performed laparoscopically, most people are able to tolerate some foods the same day. It is not uncommon to have some nausea initially, but by 2-3 days after surgery, most people are back to their normal diet. ...Read more

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How will I be able to tell if my c-section incision is healing normally?

How will I be able to tell if my c-section incision is healing normally?

How it looks: Usually a surgical site will have slowly decreasing pain, no excess swelling, and no excess redness or drainage. There will normally be mild swelling and possibly slight bruising that will be temporary. Increasing redness and increasing pain may not be a good sign. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait to jump after scoliosis surgery?

How long do you have to wait to jump after scoliosis surgery?

Postop activity: That is a very personal decision you need to discuss with your surgeon. It also depends on type of surgery, number of levels fused, anterior or posterior, risk factors for osteoporosis or failed fusion. Generally, you're looking at 6 months for posterior surgeries. 3 months for anterior fusion. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a 14 year old's collar bone to recover after surgery and when will he able to play rugby league again after surgery?

How long does it take for a 14 year old's collar bone to recover after surgery and when will he able to play rugby league again after surgery?

About 8 to 12 weeks: Every injury is a little different so please talk to your surgeon. On average, children heal fractures faster than adults. The collar bone (clavicle) should heal in about 8 weeks and should be able to resume sports in about 12 weeks after the surgery. Each patient is different and the time frame changes depending on how the fracture is healing, so please discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How long after a tonsillectomy will I be able to talk?

How long after a tonsillectomy will I be able to talk?

A few days: Everybody is different. It depends on why the tonsils are coming out. Most adults are phonic in about 5 days. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long will i need braces after orthognathic surgery?

About 6 months: Typically orthognathic surgery is accomplished about 2/3-3/4 of the way through orthodontic treatment. Every case is different, however, so discuss the intricacies of your case with your orthodontist, your oral surgeon, and your general dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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