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Sepsis How Long Recovery
It depends: It depends on what you mean by "recovery." the actual acute illness may take anywhere from 3-10 days to resolve on average, but can also involve ICU stays for a month or more (depending on setbacks). Even after leaving the icu, a patient will be very weak and deconditioned, and may need assistance to gain strength and ability to function independently again. That can take months of rehab. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A couple weeks: This is commonly done arthroscopically and takes about 2-3 weeks for the achiness to settle down. The first week you swell a bit but by day 4-5 the swelling starts to go down if you ice a lot and don't over do it. ...Read more
6-12 mos: Although many sources suggest a full recovery to sports in 6 mos, it may be 6-12 months before you can return to full physical activities. Timing depends on the amount of knee damage, type of graft, specific sport, competition level, & psychology http://www.emoryhealthcare.org/acl-program/surgical-recovery/acl-rehab-expectations.html http://www.aaos.org/news/aaosnow/dec12/clinical7.asp ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Days-to-week(s): Following laparoscopic appendectomy, the recovery is primarily dependent on the severity of the appendicitis rather than the postoperative pain from surgery. Most people are home from the hospital in a day, feeling well enough to return to work in about a week, and back to full activities within 2 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: This depends on the type of surgery ( fusion v laminectomy v disectomy), the number of levels involved, the approach ( open v minimally invasive), first time surgery v revision, your age, your health & your physical condition at the time of surgery as well as any complications. Your weight & nutritional status & smoking status play a role. Also the area of spine operated on makes a difference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Depends partially on the degree of the infection, but in general no heavy work for about 2 weeks and then gradual return to normal. Need to get instructions from your own surgeon to review your specific directions. ...Read more
Variable: A synovectomy is a surgical procedure in which the inflammed synovium, or lining of a joint, is removed. This can usually be done arthroscopically. Recovery will depend on which joint is operated on and how severe the disease within that joint was. A common indication for synovectomy is rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more
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