How will my orthopaedic injury affect my work?

There are many different factors that will affect this. The nature of your injury, what kind of work you do, whether or not you have surgery and how your body reacts to treatment will all determine how soon you can get back to work. Most people in non-physical (e.g. Office) jobs can be back to work within four to six weeks of surgery. However, if your work is physical it could take a much greater toll, and if you can work from home it may have a less severe affect. It is always best simply to ask your consultant rather than expecting an accurate forecast, as your consultant will know the specifics of your condition, will have seen how your body reacts to treatment and will understand you and your work situation.

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