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Haw many days should a 14 year old take off of school after

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haw many days should a 14 year old take off of school after a knee cap reattachment surgery?
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: The swelling has gone down, still a lot of pain trying to get across the floor on crutches.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: He's slightly overweight.
Submitted: 10 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 days ago.

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It takes about 6 weeks for the preliminary healing. But any heavy duty activities like running or sports need to wait at least 16 weeks or longer. Day to day school work should be ok after 6 weeks of initial rest. How long he has been out of school so far? Also e will need to start physical therapy.
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