At-Home Recovery Times

A common concern with orthopaedic surgeries is the recovery time. For children missing school, this can especially be a concern. A recent study estimated the number of at-home recovery days for 10 common pediatric orthopaedic surgeries. Check out these numbers from AAOS.


Elbow Fracture   6.0
Knee Ligament Tear   6.0
Knee Cartilage Tear   6.0
Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Scoliosis   42.0
Broken Ulna and Radius   4.0
Dislocated Shoulder   6.0
Abnormally Shaped Hip Bone   10.0
Limb Length Correction   9.0
Hip Pinning   9.5
Thigh Bone Break   13.0