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.

Uterus, Perforation of


Related Terms

  • Damage to Uterus

Differential Diagnosis

Specialists

  • General Surgeon
  • Gynecologist
  • Obstetrician/Gynecologist
  • Radiologist
  • Urologist

Comorbid Conditions

Factors Influencing Duration

Factors that may influence the length of disability include the size and cause of the perforation, treatment, the development of serious complications such as infection (sepsis), job demands, and the age and general health of the individual.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
867.4 - Injury to pelvic organs; Uterus, without mention of open wound into cavity
996.32 - Complications Peculiar to Certain Specified Procedures in the Use of Artificial Substitutes; Perforation of Uterus by IUD

Overview

Perforation of the uterus is an accidental puncture of the uterus.

Perforation is usually caused by a surgical instrument shaped like a spoon or scoop used for scraping and removing material from an organ (curette) or by an intrauterine device (IUD). There have been some cases of uterine perforation following induced abortion. The instrument penetrates through the uterine wall, and rarely, may migrate into the abdominal cavity where the bowel or bladder may also be perforated.

A woman's uterus can become perforated during other intrauterine procedures, such as rotating an infant during delivery using forceps, dilation and curettage (D&C) procedures in which the lining of the uterus is scraped, or during a tubal ligation sterilization procedure. During IUD insertion, perforations can occur when the uterus is abnormally positioned or unusually soft after a birth or abortion. An IUD can also become "lost" within the uterus, and the end of the device may pierce the muscular wall of the uterus.

Breastfeeding (lactating) women are at higher risk for perforation of the uterus during insertion of an IUD or with D&C and should be carefully monitored. During dilation and curettage procedures, postmenopausal women are at a higher risk for uterine perforation because the cervix narrows and the wall of the uterus become thinner after menopause.

Incidence and Prevalence: Uterine perforation occurs in about 1 out of every 250 (0.4%) abortion procedures; the perforation rate is higher when abortions are performed in the second trimester (Trupin).

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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