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how soon can I fly after TKR

A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Just for the sale of: Healing, wait til you have full use and physical therapy, and the wound has completely healed.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
1-2 weeks: As soon as you are comfortable to fly
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Discuss: Discuss with your ophthalmologist , but restrictions are minimal, within a few days.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
MUST: Ask your orthopedic surgeon.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
45 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience Clinical Psychology
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
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A male asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Assuming that you mean in an airplane, (jk) whether you can fly depends on whether the pericarditis is stable. If you had developed a large pericardia ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes.
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