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.

Hysterectomy


Related Terms

  • Excision of the Uterus
  • Laparoscopic-assisted Abdominal Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic-assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • LAVH
  • Partial Hysterectomy
  • Supracervical Hysterectomy
  • TAH-BSO
  • Total Abdominal Hysterectomy
  • Total Abdominal Hysterectomy with Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy
  • Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy

Specialists

  • General Surgeon
  • Gynecologist

Comorbid Conditions

Factors Influencing Duration

Length of disability may be influenced by the individual's age, the underlying cause for the hysterectomy, the type of hysterectomy (partial, total, radical), the approach (abdominal, vaginal, laparoscopic), and the severity of any postoperative complications.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
68.31 - Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy [LSH]; Classic Infrafascial SEMM Hysterectomy [CISH]; Laparoscopically Assisted Supracervical Hysterectomy [LASH]
68.39 - Subtotal Abdominal Hysterectomy, NOS, Other; Supracervical Hysterectomy
68.41 - Laparoscopic Total Abdominal Hysterectomy; Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy [TLH]
68.49 - Other and Unspecified Total Abdominal Hysterectomy; Hysterectomy: Extended
68.51 - Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH)
68.59 - Vaginal Hysterectomy, Other and Unspecified
68.61 - Laparoscopic Radical Abdominal Hysterectomy; Laparoscopic Modified Radical Hysterectomy; Total Laparoscopic Radical Hysterectomy [TLRH]
68.69 - Other and Unspecified Radical Abdominal Hysterectomy; Modified Radical Hysterectomy; Wertheims Operation
68.71 - Laparoscopic radical vaginal hysterectomy [LRVH]
68.79 - Radical Vaginal Hysterectomy, Other and Unspecified; Hysterocolpectomy; Schauta Operation
68.9 - Hysterectomy, Other and Unspecified; Hysterectomy NOS

Prognosis

The prognosis following an uncomplicated hysterectomy is good, regardless of the type of procedure performed. Symptoms are usually relieved by the procedure, and a full return to normal activities can be expected.

When hysterectomy is performed for cancer of the cervix or uterus, the prognosis depends upon the extent and severity of the cancer. Early-stage or low-grade cancer has a generally good prognosis, whereas more advanced stages or high-grade cancer with extensive spreading (metastasis) has a poor prognosis.

A woman who has not undergone menopause may experience early menopause or symptoms associated with menopause after hysterectomy.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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