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.

Fracture, Clavicle


Related Terms

  • Broken Collarbone
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Collarbone Fracture
  • Shoulder Girdle Fracture

Specialists

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Orthopedic (Orthopaedic) Surgeon
  • Physical Therapist

Comorbid Conditions

Factors Influencing Duration

The degree of bone displacement, the presence or absence of damage to adjacent blood vessels or nerves (brachial plexus), whether reduction was closed or open, whether the dominant or nondominant side is involved, and the individual's job requirements all affect the duration. Work duties that can be performed with one hand or arm may allow for a shorter duration.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
810.00 - Closed Fracture, Clavicle, Unspecified Part
810.01 - Closed Fracture, Clavicle, Sternal End of Clavicle
810.02 - Closed Fracture, Clavicle, Shaft of Clavicle
810.03 - Closed Fracture, Clavicle, Acromial End of Clavicle
810.10 - Open Fracture, Clavicle, Unspecified Part
810.11 - Open Fracture, Clavicle, Sternal End of Clavicle
810.12 - Open Fracture, Clavicle, Shaft of Clavicle
810.13 - Open Fracture, Clavicle, Acromial End of Clavicle

Ability to Work (Return to Work Considerations)

Restrictions include no lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or overhead work until the fracture has healed. The individual with a clavicle fracture on the dominant side may be temporarily unable to write legibly, type well, or perform activities that require fine motor skills, such as those needed to work in a laboratory or on an assembly line. The individual may also be temporarily unable to operate heavy equipment, as well as a car or other motor vehicle. The union may not be strong enough for 16 to 24 weeks to allow lifting heavy weights above the shoulder. Ice packs and rest periods may be necessary to control swelling and numbness of the arm during the first 1 to 2 weeks. The use of elevated tables for work performed while standing, or duties that require the use of one hand only, may allow an earlier return to work. Site visits by an occupational therapist may identify other workstation accommodations.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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