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.

Kidney Transplantation


Related Terms

  • Renal Transplant

Specialists

  • Cardiovascular Internist
  • Critical Care Surgeon
  • General Surgeon
  • Internal Medicine Physician
  • Nephrologist
  • Oncologist

Comorbid Conditions

Factors Influencing Duration

In addition to complications associated with surgery, the principal factor influencing the length of disability is the onset of graft rejection. To prevent this, it is essential that individuals take antirejection drugs as prescribed. Changes in dose or formulation without physician knowledge or monitoring may lessen the drugs' effectiveness and increase the risk of rejection and disability. Office visits to check kidney function and check for possible rejection episodes must occur on a regular basis.

Development of any of the morbidities that commonly follow transplant (hypertension, cataracts, avascular necrosis, malignancy, urinary tract infection, pneumonia, steroid-induced diabetes mellitus, chronic hepatitis, peptic ulcer disease, diverticulitis, myocardial infarction, and cerebrovascular accident) also produce or prolong disability.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
00.91 - Procedures and Interventions, Other; Transplant from Live Related Donor
00.92 - Procedures and Interventions, Other; Transplant from Live Non-Related Donor
55.53 - Removal of Transplanted or Rejected Kidney
55.6 - Kidney Transplant
55.61 - Renal Autotransplantation
55.69 - Kidney Transplant, Other

Ability to Work (Return to Work Considerations)

Depending on the level of exertion required by the individual's job, there are few restrictions and accommodations to be placed on returning to work. Heavy lifting may need to be restricted for a short period. Special accommodations, if required, may be identified by the recipient's physician.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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