returning to work after abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery
|Condition||Recommended return to non-manual work||Recommended return to manual work|
|Aortic aneurysm grafting - open||2-3 months (1)||longer, unlikely to return to manual work(1)|
|Aortic aneurysm endovascular graft||5-7 days (1)||2-4 weeks (1)|
|Aorto-iliac and bifemoral grafting||2-3 months (1)||longer, unlikely to return to manual work|
- the information applies to general fitness to work for people below 60 years of age without other significant disability. This information is only a guide to doctors, who will need to consider the individual clinical circumstances when advising patients
- multiple morbidities are likely to prolong recovery
- Samuel AM, Wellwood JMcK. Fitness for work after surgery. In Palmer KT, Cox RAF and Brown I. (Eds) Fitness for Work 4th edn. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2007 pp 467-486.
- http://www.workingfit.com (accessed 3/9/2013).
Last reviewed 01/2018