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Doctor insights on: Will I Be Able To Go Back To School After Arthroscopic Surgery

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Arthroscopic Surgery (Definition)

Arthroscopic surgery involves looking inside of a joint with a very small camera. The joint is filled with water and the camera is placed into the joint, using small incisions. Most orthopaedic surgeons utilize arthroscopic surgery to treat a variety of conditions, including: meniscal and rotator cuff years, joint infections and inflammation, removal of loose ...Read more


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When after ACL surgery will i be able to return to work?

When after ACL surgery will i be able to return to work?

Ask your surgeon...: For a copy of their protocol. This answer depends on several things: 1) surgical technique, 2) meniscal status, 3) quad control. 4) pain, 5) swelling 6) your occupation . Your therapist and surgeon will be able to help you figure out what is best for you. ...Read more

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Will I be able to return to school soon after a total hip replacement?

Will I be able to return to school soon after a total hip replacement?

Yes: You might return two to six weeks after surgery depending on pain levels and transportation needs. ...Read more

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How long after wisdom teeth surgery will I be able to return to work?

How long after wisdom teeth surgery will I be able to return to work?

Depends: On the extent of the surgery. I usually recommend someone to get the surgery on friday and they should be ok by monday. That is if they rest thru the weekend and follow post op instructions meticulously. ...Read more

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After ACL surgery will I have to go to a physical therapy place?

After ACL surgery will I have to go to a physical therapy place?

Absolutely: Maintaining range of motion, increasing strength, re-learning complex knee movements are all part of a graduated physical therapy program following acl reconstruction. Therapists are an integral part of the treatment team. ...Read more

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How long will it be before i return to school from ACL surgery? Can i go back a week later?

How long will it be before i return to school from ACL surgery? Can i go back a week later?

Acl: Most patients take a couple days of school off. Like everything recovery and return to school is a spectrum for each patient. U should be fine if u took a week off and could go back earlier if u felt like it. ...Read more

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When will i be able to walk after knee replacement? How soon after knee replacement surgery will i be able to walk on my own. .

When will i be able to walk after knee replacement? How soon after knee replacement surgery will i be able to walk on my own.

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6 weeks: All depend of the surgeon protocol and what kind of total knee was done.In general you should be able to start walkink with a walker 2d day after surgery with partial wb.You could be walking on your own probably after 4 to 6 weeks. ...Read more

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When can I go back to school after get laparoscopic surgery?

When can I go back to school after get laparoscopic surgery?

Depends: I would assume this is laparoscopy of the pelvis. Some can return the next day, but most will wait two to three days before returning to school. It all depends upon how well you feel. Don't lift anything above ten pounds until a week has past to allow the incisions to heal. ...Read more

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When after hernia surgery will i be able to stand?

When after hernia surgery will i be able to stand?

Right away: Although you may have some discomfort, you will be able to stand and walk immediately after your hernia surgery. ...Read more

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Will I ever be able to run again after ACL surgery?

Will I ever be able to run again after ACL surgery?

Running after ACL: Surgery to reconstruct an ACL is not something that eliminates running from your exercise routine. You do you need to adequately rehab your knee and leg prior to running again after surgery. Assuming you did not have other injuries in addition to the ACL, you should be able to run without restrictions after completing your rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Will I still be able to go jogging after my pneumonectomy?

Will I still be able to go jogging after my pneumonectomy?

Possibly: Depends on your level of lung function prior to surgery. If your remaining lung works well, you may have few, if any, limitations. ...Read more

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Apendicitis: how long after surgery can you go back to work?

Apendicitis: how long after surgery can you go back to work?

Depends on: Extent of surgery and type of work. I would estimate 1-2 weeks as a general rule, but ask your surgeon for specific recommendation. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to go back to work after a shoulder reconstruction?

How long should I wait to go back to work after a shoulder reconstruction?

It depends: "shoulder reconstruction" can mean repair of a fracture, surgery for instability, or shoulder replacement. Work may involve desk duty and shuffling papers or digging ditches and carrying cinder blocks. If you have had a minor procedure and have a light duty postion, you should be able to return to work within 2-4 weeks. If you have had major surgery and have a heavy duty job it can take months. ...Read more

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How long after double knee replacement surgery will I likely be released to be able to drive? I want to have realistic expectations.

How long after double knee replacement surgery will I likely be released to be able to drive? I want to have realistic expectations.

It vary: It depend on your general health and the out come of the surgery. Let us say you are generally good health and out come of the surgery is good i would say in about 3 month. Good luck. Thank you. ...Read more

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When will i be able to walk normally after meniscus surgery?

When will i be able to walk normally after meniscus surgery?

3-4 weeks: If it is simple surgery taking out tear part of the meniscus about 3-4 weeks. If you have repair of the meniscus it take longer. ...Read more

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How soon will I be able to walk after I have bariatric surgery?

How soon will I be able to walk after I have bariatric surgery?

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 more

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Will i be able to play sports after my acl/meniscus surgery?

Will i be able to play sports after my acl/meniscus surgery?

Yes: After full recovery, you should be able to resume some sporting activity. You may not ever be able to resume your pre-injury level of activity. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Arthroscopy (Definition)

Arthroscopy is minimally invasive joint surgery, commonly used for the knee & shoulder, but also for the ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and other joints. A camera with a fiber optic cable is attached to a video screen placed thru a 1 cm incision and other instruments are introduced thru other small incisions to do the work required. The small incisions allow for quicker ...Read more