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.

Colon Resection


Related Terms

  • Anterior Resection of the Sigmoid Colon
  • Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Left Hemicolectomy
  • Partial Resection of the Large Intestine
  • Right Hemicolectomy
  • Segmental Resection of the Colon
  • Transverse Colectomy

Specialists

  • Colon and Rectal Surgeon
  • Gastroenterologist
  • General Surgeon

Comorbid Conditions

Factors Influencing Duration

Factors that influence the length of disability include number and severity of postoperative complications, amount of blood loss during surgery and postoperatively, success in treating the underlying condition necessitating the surgery, individual's nutritional status and mental and emotional stability, and strength of the individual's support system. The type of colectomy (open or laparoscopic) performed also influences the length of disability.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
45.7 - Partial Excision of Large Intestine
45.71 - Open and Other Multiple Segmental Resection of Large Intestine; Segmental Resection for Multiple Traumatic Lesions of Large Intestine
45.72 - Open and Other Cecectomy; Resection of Cecum of Terminal Ileum
45.73 - Open and Other Right Hemicolectomy; Ileocolectomy; Right Radical Colectomy
45.74 - Open and Other Resection of Transverse Colon
45.75 - Open and Other Left Hemicolectomy
45.76 - Open and Other Sigmoidectomy
45.79 - Other and Unspecified Partial Excision of Large Intestine; Enterocolectomy NEC

Complications

Complications from colon resection may include wound infection, pelvic abscess, leakage at the anastomosis site, development of an abnormal tube-like passage (fistula) in surrounding tissue, narrowing of the intestine where the ends of the intestine were sutured together (stricture), and a recurrence of disease.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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