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.

Rib Resection


Related Terms

  • Obtaining Bone Graft
  • Removal of Rib
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Specialists

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Thoracic Surgeon
  • Vascular Surgeon

Comorbid Conditions

  • Bleeding disorders
  • Compromised immune system
  • Conditions affecting the chest cavity
  • Conditions affecting the heart and lungs
  • Conditions influencing the healing capacity of bones

Factors Influencing Duration

Factors that may influence the length of disability include the reason for the procedure and the location and length of rib removed. Because the underlying lung may be collapsed during surgery, a chest tube used to re-expand the lung may remain in place for several days after the operation. During recovery, individuals may be limited in performing certain job tasks that require upper body strength and flexibility.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
77.61 - Local Excision of Lesion or Tissue of Bone, Scapula, Clavicle, and Thorac [Ribs and Sternum]
77.71 - Excision of Bone for Graft, Scapula, Clavicle, and Thorac [Ribs and Sternum]
77.81 - Other Partial Ostectomy, Scapula, Clavicle, and Thorax [Ribs and Sternum]
77.91 - Total Ostectomy, Scapula, Clavicle and Thorax (Ribs and Sternum)

Overview

A rib resection is the surgical removal of a segment of rib or ribs. Resection may be necessary to treat fractures that are at risk for damaging lung tissue, to remove sections of rib damaged by diseases such as cancer, or to obtain bone for a bone graft. A rib resection may also be performed as part of the treatment for thoracic outlet syndrome. Thoracic outlet syndrome results from the compression of blood vessels or nerve fibers between the neck and the axilla.

Resection is commonly a part of surgical procedures that require access to the chest (thoracic) cavity. It is also done in the course of correcting a chest wall deformity called sunken chest (pectus excavatum).

Rib resection is a rare procedure.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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