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Recovery Time

Recovery Time

Recovery Time
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Recovery from surgery is much quicker now with our modern techniques. I had a friend who I did his surgery, he wondered why he even took the afternoon off and wasn't back at his auto body shop. But you can't be out there doing the wrenches straight away. People can be back in clerical things generally within the next day, maybe a couple of days. Maybe you'll have your surgery on a Friday and get back to work on a Monday. However, if you do landscaping and you're the pick and shovel guy, you're not going to want to be on the pick and shovel for really probably 6 or 8 weeks. The danger being that you're cutting that ligament. You don't want the tendons in the nerve to come through that ligament. So generally you best take good care if you are a physical person in your work for probably 6 to 8 weeks.

Doctor Profile

Kurt Schroeder, MD

Neurosurgeon

Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery

Chief of Neurosurgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital

Former Chief of Surgery at Tucson Medical Center

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