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.

Neuropathy of Radial Nerve (Entrapment)


Related Terms

  • Cheiralgia Paresthetica (radial nerve wrist entrapment)
  • Crutch Palsy
  • Finger or Thumb Extensor Paralysis
  • Posterior Interosseous Nerve Syndrome
  • Radial Nerve Compression
  • Radial Nerve Dysfunction
  • Radial Nerve Entrapment
  • Radial Nerve Palsy
  • Radial Neuritis
  • Radial Neuropathy
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Saturday Night Palsy
  • Supinator Syndrome
  • Wartenberg Syndrome
  • Wristdrop Neuropathy

Specialists

  • Hand Surgeon
  • Neurologist
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Orthopedic (Orthopaedic) Surgeon
  • Physiatrist (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist)
  • Physical Therapist
  • Sports Medicine Physician

Comorbid Conditions

Factors Influencing Duration

Duration depends on the severity of condition or injury, response to conservative treatment, ability to modify job requirements, the need for surgery, and any complications.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
354.3 - Lesion of Radial Nerve; Acute Radial Nerve Palsy
354.4 - Causalgia of Upper Limb; Complex regional pain syndrome type II of the upper limb
354.8 - Mononeuritis of Upper Limb, Other
354.9 - Mononeuritis of Upper Limb, Unspecified

Prognosis

If the cause of radial neuropathy is found and treated, recovery is possible. Most individuals treated conservatively with activity modification, splinting, and medication will experience some improvement but may require 6 months of activity modification. Since most individuals want a faster recovery time, surgical decompression is becoming more common.

Prognosis is excellent in 90% to 95% of individuals receiving decompressive surgery of the radial nerve (Harrop). However, the prognosis for improvement is not as good for individuals with normal electrodiagnostic studies who are treated surgically.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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