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How Much Will I Be Able To Grow After Scoliosis Surgery
How long after double knee replacement surgery will I likely be released to be able to drive? I want to have realistic expectations.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a minimul umbilical hernia. Will i need surgery to heal and if so how long does it take to heal after surgery?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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