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Is it a good idea to take time off of work after my hand surgery?

Is it a good idea to take time off of work after my hand surgery?

Yes: It is generally a good idea to minimize work with a hand that has been operated on. The amount of time off is highly variable and depends on the procedure being performed and the demands of the job. I would check with your local hand surgeon regarding the specifics of the surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Hand Surgery (Definition)

Hand surgery is a meticulous surgical procedure that occurs on your hands. There are few places where there is such in intimate association of blood vessels, nerves, bones, tendons and joints. This is why a dedicated hand surgeon ...Read more


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How long do you have to wear the support underwear after hernia surgery? And is it ok i take it off for a day?

How long do you have to wear the support underwear after hernia surgery?  And is it ok i take it off for a day?

Unique question: This is not a normal situation for those of us who work in american medicine. Most hernia surgeries are done laparoscopically and there is little to no post operative pain or problems. I would bet, however, that your surgeon gave you post op instructions that should answer your question. If they did not this is a question to direct to your surgeon. ...Read more

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How much time off work is required after a body lift? I don't have a lot of time available to take off from work. What is the minimum i'll need to take for recovery from a body lift? .

How much time off work is required after a body lift? I don't have a lot of time available to take off from work. What is the minimum i'll need to take for recovery from a body lift?

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At least 3 weeks: A body lift is a major surgical procedure and you should take 3 to 4 weeks off from work. Normal activities may not resume for 6 to 8 weeks, depending on your specific surgical case. ...Read more

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Is it okay to work out all days of a week?

Is it okay to work out all days of a week?

Yes.: Exercise everyday is great. However, your body does need time to recover. I.E. If you do upper body weights one day, do something different (like running or swimming) the next. Don't do any strenuous activity for a week straight. That's a setup for injury and you won't get the beneficial results you would expect. Keep it varied and work different muscle groups on a staggered schedule. ...Read more

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I fractured my hand two days ago. Is it a good idea to keep writing to make it heal faster?

I fractured my hand two days ago. Is it a good idea to keep writing to make it heal faster?

No.: Most non-displaced fractures of the hand bones take 3-4 weeks to heal depending on age and location. The only type of fracture where I have a hand therapist move the hand early is when a joint is involved in the fracture. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time after a facial fat transfer? I can't take too much time off of work for surgery, but i don't want to go into work with a swollen, unnatural-looking face after having a fat transfer to treat my wrinkles. How long will it take

How long is the recovery time after a facial fat transfer? I can't take too much time off of work for surgery, but i don't want to go into work with a swollen, unnatural-looking face after having a fat transfer to treat my wrinkles. How long will it take

Probably too long: Facial fat transfer to restore volume loss with aging that will work will leave you swollen for several weeks. Patients frequently go back to work after two, but can remain swollen for several depending on the volume, and health of the patient. If you are in a rush for (any) results after (any) cosmetic surgery (except possibly synthetic fillers, you will most likely be frustrated. ...Read more

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My mother had an accident and broke five ribs, what is the best treatment for a full recovery? And how many time does it take to get better?

My mother had an accident and broke five ribs, what is the best treatment for a full recovery? And how many time does it take to get better?

Takes time: Rib fractures will heal on their own over time, but they are painful. She needs to be encouraged to ambulate and to try to breathe as normally as she can. Pain meds such as Ibuprofen will make it less painful for her to breath deeply. You didn't say how old your mother is, but you want to encourage her to try to stay active. She must avoid developing pneumonia. ...Read more

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How safe is tying a scarf on your head when having a headache. This is practice used in my culture for a long time and it just dawn on me why?

How safe is tying a scarf on your head when having a headache. This is practice used in my culture for a long time and it just dawn on me why?

No medical reasoning: Apart from providing a comfort measure there is no evidence that wearing a scarf around the head can help with the headache in any way ...Read more

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I have a 19 month old who started waking in the night. Is the cry it out method safe? How long will it take to start working?

I have a 19 month old who started waking in the night. Is the cry it out method safe? How long will it take to start working?

Method safe: 1. Do you know why the child is waking? Ill? Habit? Dreams? 2. Allowing them to cry it out is safe 3. Check out dr ferber's book , solve your chil's sleep problems as well as the "no cry sleep solution" (http://www.Babysleepsite.Com/sleep-through-night-free-ebook/) and see what method is most appealing to you. ...Read more

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Im just now starting to work out so i was wondering what time during the day is a good time to exercise? And how long (mins/hours) should a beginner e

Im just now starting to work out so i was wondering what time during the day is a good time to exercise? And how long (mins/hours) should a beginner e

Throughout day: Recent studies show that moderate exercise (difficulty singing) spread out over the day is the healthiest form of exercise. The benefits plateau at about 45 minutes. For more info, please read my blog at http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/02/how-much-exercise-does-one-need.Html. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to give myself more pain to take my mind off of the original pain?

Is it a good idea to give myself more pain to take my mind off of the original pain?

Why ?: Why create additional problems when the logical course of treatment is to determine the cause of the original pain and treat that.. Then you will have no pain vs double pain. ...Read more

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How long should you take off work after a breast biopsy? Or is it better to be busy and take your mind off it?

How long should you take off work after a breast biopsy? Or is it better to be busy and take your mind off it?

Personal choice: Going back to work will generally not cause any problems or damage after a (core) breast biopsy. The patient will feel sore, bruised after the local wears off - more so depending on the level of physical activity involved in the job. The psychological part including dealing with possible pain depends largely on the paient. Most take the rest of the day off. ...Read more

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Fluoxetine helps. I've been using it for over a year. Is there a need to get off of it or is it okay to take long term?My family doesn't want me too.

Fluoxetine helps. I've been using it for over a year. Is there a need to get off of it or is it okay to take long term?My family doesn't want me too.

No Harm: If fluoxetine is helping with your symptoms, it is ok to stay on it. In medicine, we should always consider risks versus benefits. When the benefits outweighs the risks, the use of medication is well justified. Make sure you see your psychiatrist or family doctor on regular basis. ...Read more

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How long should I expect to be out of work after i get a dental implant? What is the recovery like?

How long should I expect to be out of work after i get a dental implant? What is the recovery like?

One day: Having a single dental implant placed takes minutes. The overall procedure takes no more than 45 minutes (often less) from the time you sit in the chair. I recommend taking the rest of the day off to rest. You should be able to return to work the next day without any problems. You may have minor soreness or irritation, but recovery should be a breeze! ...Read more

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Is it safe to start the nicotine patch a few days before knee arthroscopy? I would be wearing it during the surgery. Does it affect healing time?

Is it safe to start the nicotine patch a few days before knee arthroscopy? I would be wearing it during the surgery.  Does it affect healing time?

Yes, it is safe: Yes, it is safe to wear a nicotine patch during a surgery. Smoking certainly delays healing time in part by decreasing availability of oxygen in the blood, and abstaining from smoking with help from the patch will actually improve your post-surgical healing and is a very well-informed and health-conscious decision that you've made. www.tobaccofreeflorida.com is an excellent quitting resource. ...Read more