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When can I return to work after having a loop diathermy?

Soon: Almost immediately, I have patients who return to work the same day it is done. Many will take the next day off, but you should be able to go back shortly thereafter. ...Read more

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How long is recovery time following a colposcopy and when can I return to work full time?

How long is recovery time following a colposcopy and when can I return to work full time?

Immediately: A colposcopy is usually done in the office. Its purpose is to look closely at the cervix for abnormal cells. If any abnormalities are seen, a biopsy can be done to rule out precancer or cancer. It's a very quick procedure and shouldn't keep you away from work. If a biopsy is done, spotting is expected for a day or so. This should not prevent you from working either. ...Read more

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When can I return to work after a brachioplasty? How much time should I plan to take off work after a brachioplasty? .

When can I return to work after a brachioplasty? How much time should I plan to take off work after a brachioplasty?

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I : I would recommend you plan on at least 2 weeks depending on what you do for work and how extensive your surgery will be. This will be best decided on after a discussion with the plastic surgeon who you decried to take care of you. Dr. Edwards. ...Read more

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I had a lap appendectomy on October 15th. I work in a coal mine and routinely lift 30 to 50 pound occasionally. When can I return to work?

I had a lap appendectomy on October 15th. I work in a coal mine and routinely lift 30 to 50 pound occasionally. When can I return to work?

4 Weeks: I think since you lift heavy objects routinely I would recommend 4 weeks. Be sure to ease into it as well to make sure you're don't over do it the first few days. ...Read more

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When can I return to work?

When can I return to work?

It depends: If you've had an injury or illness your employer may want to get an evaluation from a doctor saying what restrictions you have for your job or that you are able to perform all duties. ...Read more

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When can I return to work after having a lumbar discectomy?

When can I return to work after having a lumbar discectomy?

Depends: Most discectomy patients can return to a sedentary job within 3-6 weeks. Patients with physical demanding jobs may require reconditioning afterwards and may have a slightly longer return to work. ...Read more

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When can I return to work after surgery to repair tfcc tear and scapholunate tear? I work in the construction trades.

When can I return to work after surgery to repair tfcc tear and scapholunate tear?  I work in the construction trades.

4-6 months: It takes 6 weeks for the tfcc repair to heal and the scapholunate ligament repair may take 8-12 weeks heal. After the repairs have healed and the immobilization has been discontinued, therapy is needed to restore range of motion and strenght. This may take another 8-12 weeks. Be patient, the overall results are good. Make sure your surgeon is a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon. ...Read more