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TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint Message Board


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Hello TMJ Friends,
I'm going to have bilateral TMJ joint replacement next month. How long is the recovery time as far as returning to work? I'm a Special Ed Teacher, so I need to be able to talk a whole lot (I'm also a talker by nature).
I asked my surgeon about the recovery time and he said that I could try to go back to work after 2 weeks. Considering that I'll be in the hospital for 3 to 5 days, going back to work after 2 weeks just doesn't sound reasonable.
Thanks for any help that you can give me.
Peggy
[QUOTE=Pegala;4057307]Hello TMJ Friends,
I'm going to have bilateral TMJ joint replacement next month. How long is the recovery time as far as returning to work? I'm a Special Ed Teacher, so I need to be able to talk a whole lot (I'm also a talker by nature).
I asked my surgeon about the recovery time and he said that I could try to go back to work after 2 weeks. Considering that I'll be in the hospital for 3 to 5 days, going back to work after 2 weeks just doesn't sound reasonable.
Thanks for any help that you can give me.
Peggy[/QUOTE]

My doctor has told me me approx 4 months. for joint replacement surgery& some, 3 days in the hospital and minimum 10 day stay at a nearby hotel for ongoing visits. I can't imagine it would take only 2 weeks.. But yippie for you if its less than a month. I wish you much success and good health.





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