|Medical procedures which have a recovery and return to light manual work in a few days
||Accident and Emergency Surgery to the eye muscles and lens, Surgery to the eardrum and ear canal, Gum surgery.Elective Surgery: Carpal tunnel release, Treatment for cataracts, Removal of the Tonsils, Angioplasty, Heart pacemaker insertions, Treatment for kidney stones, Key-hole surgery.
|Medical procedures which have a recovery and return to light manual work in around two to three weeks
||Accident and Emergency Appendix removal, Open surgery to the windpipe, Surgery to the nose, jaw or mouth, Treatments for dislocated joints.Elective Surgery: Hernia repairs, Varicose vein surgery, Prostate gland surgery, Breast lumpectomies, Lip and Ear reconstructive surgery, Radiotherapy.
|Medical procedures which have a recovery and return to light manual work in around one to two months
||Accident and Emergency Treatments for fractures of larger bones, Tendon or muscle repair procedures such as knee ligament repairs, Reconstructive surgery to the eye, Brain surgery.Elective Surgery: Hip and knee replacements, Treatment for slipped discs, Most open surgery to the abdomen, Abdominal hysterectomies, Surgery to the inner ear, All open chest surgery, Reconstructive breast surgery, Chemotherapy.
|Medical procedures which have a prolonged recovery
||Accident and Emergency Complicated limb or joint reconstruction, Treating fractures by traction, Limb amputations.Elective Surgery: Major cancer surgery, Bone and spine fusions, Pancreatic surgery, Liver, heart and lung transplants.