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After Surgery: When can you do things

Returning to work

  • You may return to light duty work 48 hours after surgery. 
  • For jobs that require heavy lifting, we can write you a doctors note until cleared for upper body lifting. 

Driving after surgery

  • You are cleared to drive 24 hours after surgery as long as you are not on pain medication. 
  • If you take pain medication, you will need someone to drive you.

Working out after surgery

  • No workout restrictions immediately prior to surgery.
  • Light walking is ok after surgery.
  • Limit range of motion 1 week after surgery. 
  • Avoid upper body lifting or breaking a sweat for 6 weeks post op.