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Category: Neurology
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Can i successfully perform in a sedentary job with the following

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Can i successfully perform in a sedentary job with the following condition?
1. labral tear in my right hip,
2. carpal tunnel and arthritis in both hands,
3. titanium plate from a 3-level spinal fusion (C3,C4, C5)
4. 5 screws in both shoulders after 3 surgeries
5. umbilical herniaI worked as a line tech climbing poles but after last surgery they will not let me out in the field. I'm 59 years old with no computer experience and they suggest a desk and driving job. I can't afford to fail in that capacity and just needed some input please.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.
Hello
It depends on your degree of disability.
You can not assess that by tests alone.
Exam is needed.
A physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor would be the best for the exam.
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