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How soon can I fly after TKR

A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Maybe: depends how far post op you are. if there is any pain get checked out. especially calf. wear support hose and take asa when flying.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Just for the sale of: Healing, wait til you have full use and physical therapy, and the wound has completely healed.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Hand Surgery 46 years experience
1-2 weeks: As soon as you are comfortable to fly
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Discuss: Discuss with your ophthalmologist , but restrictions are minimal, within a few days.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
6-12 weeks: It takes about 6 weeks for all of the soft tissues to heal after surgery. Then you have to regain strenght in the arm. Typically, total elbow arthrop... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not at all: Keep up her regular food and sleep schedule if possible, and try to fly after her second set of shots, usually at 4 months. She will be well protecte... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Phobias are no fun: Fear of flying (or dying in a plane crash) is troubling to some people. If you go to a website devoted to this you might find help: http://www.Fearoff... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
No: No, you should not fly . You are contagious, you can give chicken pox to non immune people ( children and adults ). Also restrain from visiting frien... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Lloyd
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Next day: If you are a pilot, the restriction relates to the anesthetic used. No flying for 24 hours after sedatives and narcotics. As a passenger, you can fl... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Yes: Just be careful not to touch your eyes and then touch any other places where others may also have contact.

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