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I'm a 58 year old. Had open inguinal hernia mesh repair surgery. Job requires lifting 75-150 lbs. How long is recovery before going back to this job?

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In brief: If you want after 4w

Healing will be near complete after collagen tissue i is formed i that will take place 3 Wks , most of the people will go back to work in 4 to 6 wks.
obvious other factors , your motivation , general health , non healing etc will limit early return to work . When you go back obvious you will not going to lift 150 lbs on first day , has to be progressive.

In brief: If you want after 4w

Healing will be near complete after collagen tissue i is formed i that will take place 3 Wks , most of the people will go back to work in 4 to 6 wks.
obvious other factors , your motivation , general health , non healing etc will limit early return to work . When you go back obvious you will not going to lift 150 lbs on first day , has to be progressive.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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In brief: Depends a lot

on size of hernia and integrity of your tissues.
Only your surgeon would know details. The usual period of recovery for intense physical activity is 2-3 weeks. Ask your surgeon for specific recommendations.

In brief: Depends a lot

on size of hernia and integrity of your tissues.
Only your surgeon would know details. The usual period of recovery for intense physical activity is 2-3 weeks. Ask your surgeon for specific recommendations.
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