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.

Bladder Neck Suspension


Related Terms

  • Marshall-Marchetti Operation
  • Marshall-Marchetti-Krantz Procedure
  • Retropubic Urethropexy
  • Vesicourethropexy

Specialists

  • Gynecologist
  • Urologist

Comorbid Conditions

Factors Influencing Duration

Factors that influence the length of disability include any postsurgery complications such as infection, hemorrhage, urinary retention, chronic inflammation, and pain of the pubic bone area (pubic symphysis).

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
59.5 - Retropubic Urethral Suspension; Burch Procedure; Marshall-Marchetti-Krantz Operation; Suture of Periurethral Tissue to Symphysis Pubis; Urethra Suspension NOS

Reason for Procedure

This procedure is performed to treat stress incontinence, which refers to the inability to control urine when pressure from the abdomen places extra pressure on the bladder. Stress incontinence is caused by the weakening of tissues that support the urethra and bladder, allowing the bladder neck and urethra to shift into an abnormal position in the pelvis. When the bladder neck and urethra are positioned abnormally, the muscles surrounding the urethra cannot prevent urine leakage when extra pressure is placed on the bladder. Abdominal pressure increases pressure on the bladder during normal activities such as sneezing, coughing, laughing, or physical activity; sometimes even a simple change of position results in urinary incontinence. Stress incontinence affects 15% to 60% of women.

In women, the tissues and muscles that support the bladder and urethra most often become weakened by pregnancy and vaginal delivery; they may also weaken following menopause when the beneficial effects of estrogen are no longer present.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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