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September 20, 2021  
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Topic Title: Back to Work after Distal Clavicle Resection
Created On: 01/25/2012 04:59 PM
 07/12/2012 03:16 AM

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Yes phdmomo, I agree with you that the recovery will take some time so be patient.
 01/31/2012 01:44 AM

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I can tell you I took a full week off after my DCR last October, and still had to take it easy the second week when I went back to work. Even using a mouse was tiring, so you can expect to feel tired in your arm even doing light office work.[br][br]I started PT 3 days after surgery, and gained my ROM back pretty quick. However, I had no tears to repair, just a straight DCR! It's really up to your body how fast you might recover, but with tears to fix, you may want more than a week. I wasn't back to lifting more than my purse for at least 2 months, and it does take a long time for the swelling to subside.[br][br][br][br]Good luck, and remember not to rush getting back to "normal".... Healing will take time and PT.
 01/25/2012 04:59 PM

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Hi Everyone[br]I am booked in for DCR and repairs to tears on my right shoulder in 2 weeks. My employers are asking roughly how long i will be off work. Very difficult question for me to answeer, even the Surgeon couldnt even give me an answer on that.[br]I work in an office and do a lot of data entry and scanning of documents. I have to drive about 25 minutes to get to work [br] I would really appreciate hearing from others and how long they think it would take, from their own experiences.[br][br]Many thanks[br]Jan
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