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.

Osteomyelitis


Related Terms

  • Bone Infection
  • Central Osteitis
  • Contiguous Inoculation Osteomyelitis
  • Direct Inoculation Osteomyelitis
  • Hematogenous Osteomyelitis
  • Vertebral Osteomyelitis

Specialists

  • Emergency Medicine Physician
  • Infectious Disease Internist
  • Orthopedic (Orthopaedic) Surgeon

Comorbid Conditions

Factors Influencing Duration

The location of the infection, mechanism of infection, effectiveness of treatment, severity of pain, and availability of home intravenous (IV) therapy, as well as whether the individual has had an amputation, will influence the length of disability. The presence of chronic underlying disease and the development of complications (particularly those requiring surgery) may greatly increase the disability period, perhaps to a permanent status. Osteomyelitis frequently requires lengthy hospitalizations.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
730.00 - Acute Osteomyelitis, Site Unspecified
730.01 - Acute Osteomyelitis, Shoulder Region
730.02 - Acute Osteomyelitis, Upper Arm
730.03 - Acute Osteomyelitis, Forearm
730.04 - Acute Osteomyelitis, Hand
730.05 - Acute Osteomyelitis, Pelvic Region and Thigh
730.06 - Acute Osteomyelitis, Lower Leg
730.07 - Acute Osteomyelitis, Ankle and Foot
730.08 - Acute Osteomyelitis, Other Specified Site
730.09 - Acute Osteomyelitis, Multiple Sites
730.10 - Chronic Osteomyelitis, Site Unspecified
730.11 - Chronic Osteomyelitis, Shoulder Region
730.12 - Chronic Osteomyelitis, Upper Arm
730.13 - Chronic Osteomyelitis, Forearm
730.14 - Chronic Osteomyelitis, Hand
730.15 - Chronic Osteomyelitis, Pelvic Region and Thigh
730.16 - Chronic Osteomyelitis, Lower Leg
730.17 - Chronic Osteomyelitis, Ankle and Foot
730.18 - Chronic Osteomyelitis, Other Specified Site
730.19 - Chronic Osteomyelitis, Multiple Sites
730.20 - Unspecified Osteomyelitis, Site Unspecified
730.21 - Unspecified Osteomyelitis, Shoulder Region
730.22 - Unspecified Osteomyelitis, Upper Arm
730.23 - Unspecified Osteomyelitis, Forearm
730.24 - Unspecified Osteomyelitis, Hand
730.25 - Unspecified Osteomyelitis, Pelvic Region and Thigh
730.26 - Unspecified Osteomyelitis, Lower Leg
730.27 - Unspecified Osteomyelitis, Ankle and Foot
730.28 - Unspecified Osteomyelitis, Other Specified Site
730.29 - Unspecified Osteomyelitis, Multiple Sites

Differential Diagnosis

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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