Arthroscopic surgery on elbow

Posted by ktgirl @ktgirl, Apr 4 5:01pm

I have surgery scheduled at Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN May 7th. They are going to remove some of the junk out of that elbow. Has anyone else had this done and how was the recovery? I work retail and don't have much for vacation or sick time. Would I be able to get to work in a few days. My doctor there said I would have weight restrictions. Any information about that would be helpful.
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Hi @ktgirl, quite a few members have had arthroscopic surgery on various joints: knees, hips, shoulders, like @shel99 @babette @dduke @melcpa86 and others.

Ktgirl, by weight restrictions, do you mean how much you would be able to lift with that arm? Do you have to do heavy lifting at your work?

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@ktgirl, I have not had arthroscopic surgery on my elbow but thought you may find the following information helpful until other members tagged by @colleenyoung can share their experience.

Elbow Arthroscopy: What to Expect at Home: https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Health/aftercareinformation/pages/conditions.aspx?hwid=zc2412

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Thanks. That's very helpful.

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@colleenyoung

Hi @ktgirl, quite a few members have had arthroscopic surgery on various joints: knees, hips, shoulders, like @shel99 @babette @dduke @melcpa86 and others.

Ktgirl, by weight restrictions, do you mean how much you would be able to lift with that arm? Do you have to do heavy lifting at your work?

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The Doctor told me I could lift maybe 5 pounds for the first while. I work at a convenience store. I told our store leader I would be on weight restrictions. I'm hoping I can work somewhat.

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