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.

Hernia, Inguinal and Femoral


Related Terms

  • Crural Hernia
  • Enterocele
  • Femoral Herniation
  • Groin Hernia
  • Inguinal Herniation

Differential Diagnosis

Specialists

  • General Surgeon

Factors Influencing Duration

Factors that may influence the length of disability include type and severity of the hernia, surgical procedure used to repair the hernia, presence and nature of complications, and individual's job requirements.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
550.00 - Inguinal Hernia, Unilateral or Unspecified, with Gangrene
550.01 - Inguinal Hernia, Unilateral with Gangrene, Recurrent
550.02 - Inguinal Hernia, Bilateral with Gangrene
550.03 - Inguinal Hernia, Bilateral with Gangrene, Recurrent
550.10 - Inguinal Hernia, Unilateral with Obstruction, without Mention of Gangrene
550.11 - Inguinal Hernia with Obstruction, without Mention of Gangrene, Recurrent Unilateral or Unspecified
550.12 - Inguinal Hernia, Bilateral with Obstruction, without Mention of Gangrene
550.13 - Inguinal Hernia, Bilateral without Gangrene, Recurrent; with Obstruction
550.90 - Inguinal Hernia, Unilateral without Mention of Obstruction or Gangrene
550.91 - Inguinal Hernia, Unilateral without Mention of Obstruction or Gangrene
550.92 - Inguinal Hernia, Bilateral without Mention of Obstruction or Gangrene
550.93 - Inguinal Hernia, Bilateral without Mention of Obstruction or Gangrene
551.00 - Femoral Hernia with Gangrene, Unilateral or Unspecified (Not Specified as Recurrent)
551.01 - Femoral Hernia with Gangrene, Unilateral or Unspecified, Recurrent
551.02 - Femoral Hernia with Gangrene, Bilateral (Not Specified as Recurrent)
551.03 - Femoral Hernia with Gangrene, Bilateral, Recurrent
552.00 - Femoral Hernia with Obstruction, Unilateral or Unspecified (Not Specified as Recurrent)
552.01 - Femoral Hernia with Obstruction, Unilateral or Unspecified, Recurrent
552.02 - Femoral Hernia with Obstruction, Bilateral (Not Specified as Recurrent)
552.03 - Femoral Hernia with Obstruction, Bilateral, Recurrent
553.00 - Femoral Hernia, Unilateral or Unspecified
553.01 - Femoral Hernia, Unilateral or Unspecified, Recurrent
553.02 - Femoral Hernia, Bilateral
553.03 - Femoral Hernia, Bilateral, Recurrent

Predictive Model


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