Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Job Classification

In most duration tables, five job classifications are displayed. These job classifications are based on the amount of physical effort required to perform the work. The classifications correspond to the Strength Factor classifications described in the United States Department of Labor's Dictionary of Occupational Titles. The following definitions are quoted directly from that publication.

Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Cellulitis


Related Terms

  • Bacterial Skin Infection
  • Gram-positive Bacteria
  • Systemic Toxins

Differential Diagnosis

Specialists

  • Dermatologist
  • Hand Surgeon
  • Infectious Disease Internist
  • Internal Medicine Physician
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist

Comorbid Conditions

Factors Influencing Duration

Severity and location of infection and the need for intravenous antibiotics and / or hospitalization can influence the length of disability.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
681.00 - Finger, Cellulitis and Abscess, Unspecified
681.10 - Toe, Cellulitis and Abscess, Unspecified
682.0 - Cellulitis and Abscess of Face; Cheek, External; Chin; Forehead; Nose, External; Submandibular; Temple (Region)
682.1 - Cellulitis or Abscess of Neck
682.2 - Cellulitis and Abscess of Trunk; Abdominal Wall; Back [Any Part, except Buttocks]; Breasts; Chest Wall; Flank; Groin; Pectoral Region; Perineum; Umbilicus
682.3 - Cellulitis and Abscess of Upper Arm and Forearm [Any Part, except hand], including Shoulder and Axilla
682.4 - Cellulitis and Abscess of Hand, except Fingers and Thumb; Wrist
682.5 - Cellulitis and Abscess of Buttock; Gluteal Region
682.6 - Cellulitis and Abscess of Leg, Except Foot; Ankle; Hip; Knee; Thigh
682.7 - Cellulitis and Abscess of Foot, Except Toes; Heel
682.8 - Cellulitis and Abscess, Other Specified Sites; Head [except Face]; Scalp
682.9 - Cellulitis and Abscess, Other Unspecified Sites

Complications

Cellulitis can progress to lymphangitis, abscess formation, or sepsis. Infection by additional species of bacteria (superinfection) may occur, complicating treatment. Infection can also spread to the layer of tissue enveloping muscles (fascia), causing a serious infection (necrotizing fasciitis). Cellulitis of the scalp may cause scarring, leading to hair loss (alopecia). Orbital cellulitis may progress to blindness, cavernous sinus clots (thrombosis), or inflammation of all tissues of the eye (panophthalmitis). Infection may spread from the orbit to the brain or tissues lining the brain and spinal cord (meninges).

Older individuals may develop a blood clot (thrombophlebitis) as a result of cellulitis in more superficial tissues.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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