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Back Surgery (Definition)

Any surg that enters the muscles & beyond. Usually means involving work on the bone structurs disks r considered back surgery. They include a multitude of procedures. 2 ...Read more


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Recovery/down time post acdf c6/c7? What is the post op recovery like?

Recovery/down time post acdf c6/c7? What is the post op recovery like?

Acdf: Every surgeon has a different Postop protocol. I usually allow my patients to do all normal gentle activity immediately after surgery. I restrict any heavy bending lifting or twisting for six weeks though. Most patients are off of the narcotic pain medication by about two weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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Post op sciatic pain 3 weeks after surgery. What can be done?

Post op sciatic pain 3 weeks after surgery. What can be done?

It's still early: In the post operative period to make changes to your current regimen. Continue pain medications and level of activity suggested by your spine surgeon. ...Read more

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How long after hammertoe surgery is post op appointment?

Hammer toe surgery: I see my patients in 6-9 days after surgery. If they have any concerns they come in earlier. Some doctors will see their patients at some point longer that a week. If you have concerns ask your doctor about them. ...Read more

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Recovery time from surgery for herniated disk?

Recovery time from surgery for herniated disk?

Usually 6-10 weeks.: Usually 6-10 weeks. People heal in different time frames. During the healing process, i advise patients to avoid heavy lifting or strenuos activity. I do encourage them to begin a walking program. Check out spine-health.Com. Good luck. ...Read more

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Recovery time from ACL revision surgery on knee?

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Recovery time from ACL revision surgery on knee?

8-9 months: An acl revision is seldom as simple as a first time acl reconstruction, so rehab would often be a bit more guarded. However, given good graft fixation, and a well-performed procedure, the expected recovery should be the same. Expect 6-12 weeks for return to daily activities and 8-9 months ideally before return to cutting sports. ...Read more

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How much time should post op laminectomy pain last?

How much time should post op laminectomy pain last?

6-8 weeks: The recovery time is 6-8 weeks. Check out spine-health.Com. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can weighted leg curls be done 4 weeks post op knee microfracture surgey?

Can weighted leg curls be done 4 weeks post op knee microfracture surgey?

Microfracture: Depends on what part of your knee that was microfractured...But most likely yes. Talk with your surgeon to find out for sure. ...Read more

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Appendix recovery time after surgery?

Appendix recovery time after surgery?

2-4 weeks: It depends on how bad the inflammation was, laparoscopic or not?, how long you waited prior to surgery . Whether there was perf or not? Still, in most cases you will go home in 1 -2 days, be in pain the first week, sore the second and then return to activities the 3rd or 4th week. I know a surgeon who had it out and was back at work the next day. Depends on how u deal with pain. ...Read more

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What are pain expectations. on post op carotid surgery?

Can vary greatly: Any surgical procedure will have some sort of pain associated with it - because everyone tolerates pain differently, it's near impossible to truly answer your questions. Rest assured, your nurses and doctors post-operatively will monitor your pain levels and correct them as needed or as able. Remember, reasonable pain control does not mean you feel no pain / zero pain / zero out of 10 on the scale ...Read more

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Is post op pain (lasting for months) common after surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome?

Is post op pain (lasting for months) common after surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome?

No: the thoracic outlet syndrome itself can cause that pain, bu the point of surgery is to relieve it. Persistent pain needs to be further evaluated. ...Read more

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Recuperation time after having surgery on tibia?

Recuperation time after having surgery on tibia?

It depends...: On what type of surgery was performed and where on the tibia it was done. Please provide more details. ...Read more

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Recovery from laparoscopic ventral rectopexy surgery?

Recovery from laparoscopic ventral rectopexy surgery?

What: What about it? You mean recovery time form ventral hernia repair. About a week to two depending on size. ...Read more

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Post op care of decompression surgery of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. I have this surgery wednesday, can you tell me the post op care please?

Post op care of decompression surgery of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. I have this surgery wednesday, can you tell me the post op care please?

Call your surgeon: Call your surgeon today if you have a question. Even if its not during normal work hours, someone will be covering. In general, wounds should be kept dry until they are not oozing fluid, then it is ok to shower - usually 24-48 hours. Activity as tolerated. Obviously it depends on the incision location regarding any special instructions. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after? Laminectomy surgery?

What is the recovery time after? Laminectomy surgery?

Depends: It's not totally simple. How many levels were operated on? Why was it done? A good answer for you is that walking immediately after surgery is your best exercise. You will need at least 2-3 months before you attempt any vigorous exercise. Remember that with spine surgery, this is a marathon, not a sprint. Go low and slow with your activity to get the best result. ...Read more

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Having lower back pain after 4 week post op hestorectomy.

Having lower back pain after 4 week post op hestorectomy.

It could be: Muscle strain or arthritis. Try taking Motrin and apply warm packs. Follow up with ur gyn. Take care! http://www.Healthcentral.Com/sexual-health/h/lower-back-pain-after-hysterectomy.Html. ...Read more

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Having hip revision surgery--how long is your recovery?

Having hip revision surgery--how long is your recovery?

Varies.: Some revision surgeries go just like a primary hip replacement. Depending on the bone damage, and stability of the revision surgery, you might be looking at 6-12 weeks of no, or partial, weight bearing. Dislocation is slightly more likely, so the hip precautions will be even more important. I would plan on 3 months if it's a full revision, much shorter is possible though. ...Read more

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Post op hernia rehab? what's the most preferred method

Post op hernia rehab? what's the most preferred method

Depends: It depends on the specify hernia, the specific type of surgery and your overall health condition. This question of yours is way too ambiguous to give you any specific or valid answer. ...Read more

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What is the recovery for lapendectomy back surgery?

"Laminectomy?": Most of my patients have recovered from a simple laminectomy by about 6 weeks. A fusion typically doubles this time. ...Read more

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What is recovery time laminectomy and fusion surgery?

What is recovery time laminectomy and fusion surgery?

This varies as to : The type of fusion done, number of levels involved as well as the type of instrumentation ( if any) that was used. In general, assuming normal healing ( not smoking, not a diabetic, not a revision surgery, not hypothyroid or malnourished) usually after several months for most activities with fusion 6 months to a year to all activities -closer to a year for activities like golf. ...Read more

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery (Definition)

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