When Can I Return to Work?

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Hello, I’m Dr. Derek Snook

Return to work is partially dependent upon the type of surgery that is done. Less invasive operations, such as a microdiscectomy, may allow you to return to work, particularly if it is light demand work within one week, for example. 

More specific demands in terms of difficult physical jobs may take longer and, in some cases, be as long as 6 to 12 weeks, depending on the person’s recovery and how well they are recovering.

If you want to know more about when you can return to work after surgery, contact us at JIS Orthopedics. Our specialists in New Albany and St. Clairsville, Ohio, can give you the answers you are looking for. Schedule a visit with us today!

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