Title: Return to work after arthroscopic subacromial decompression
Authors: Luyckx, Lucas ×
Luyckx, Thomas
Donceel, Peter
Debeer, Philippe #
Issue Date: Dec-2011
Publisher: Acta Medica Belgica
Series Title: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica vol:77 issue:6 pages:737-42
Abstract: The incidence of arthroscopic subacromial decompression has been increasing over the last few years. Little is known about the duration of sick leave after such a procedure. The aim of this study was to determine the time till return to full duty and to explore the various influencing factors. We retrospectively evaluated a group of 166 patients who consecutively underwent arthroscopic subacromial decompression for subacromial impingement syndrome. One hundred patients were professionally active at the time of surgery; the mean duration till return to full duty was 11.1 weeks. Self-employed workers had the shortest sick leave period (median time of 1 week). No statistically significant difference was seen between the group with a financial compensation from the national health insurance system (median time of 12 weeks) and the group with income replacement by a private insurance company (median time of 8 weeks). Patients performing manual labour typically had a longer period of sick leave than other employees (12 versus 8 weeks). A longer absence from work was also observed in individuals who underwent a concomitant arthroscopic AC resection and patients with a higher BMI.
ISSN: 0001-6462
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Environment and Health - miscellaneous
Orthopaedics Section (-)
Occupational, Environmental and Insurance Medicine (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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