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.

Salpingo-oophorectomy


Related Terms

  • Adnexal Surgery
  • Excision of Fallopian Tube and Ovary

Specialists

  • Gynecologist
  • Obstetrician/Gynecologist

Comorbid Conditions

  • Allergies to anesthesia
  • Allergies to pain medications
  • Heart and lung conditions
  • Obesity
  • Previous abdominal surgeries

Factors Influencing Duration

Length of disability may be influenced by type of procedure (laparoscopy, minilaparotomy, laparotomy, or colpotomy), reason for the procedure, and complications related to the surgery and anesthesia.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
65.41 - Laparoscopic Unilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy
65.49 - Other Unilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy
65.61 - Other Removal of Both Ovaries and Tubes at Same Operative Episode
65.62 - Other Removal of Ovary and Tube
65.63 - Laparoscopic Removal of Both Ovaries and Tubes at Same Operative Episode
65.64 - Laparoscopic Removal of Remaining Ovary and Tube

Complications

As with any procedure performed under general anesthesia, reaction to the anesthesia and breathing problems are possible complications. Other complications include bleeding (hemorrhage), infection, blood clots (thromboembolism), or bands of scar tissue (adhesions) that can cause pain, infertility, and / or intestinal blockage. On rare occasions, the bowels or vessels may be injured during surgery and require additional surgical repair.

Longer-term complications occur when ovaries are removed prior to menopause. When unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy is used for premenopausal women, normal hormone production continues in the remaining ovary. However, when bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy is used for premenopausal women, normal hormone production is halted. Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy causes acute menopause, a condition that often requires hormone replacement therapy. Since estrogen levels in premenopausal women are higher than those in postmenopausal women, premenopausal women require a much higher dose of estrogen or hormone replacement than women entering menopause naturally.

Following bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, the woman will be infertile.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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