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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Surgery: Every surgery has risks including death. Risks depend on general patient' health, type of surgery, equipment, skills and many other factors. There are ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Brain surgery: The amount and type of exercise after a brain surgery is based on what was done and how extensive the procedure was - I would speak to the neurosurgeo ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Frankel
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends on type: What to expect from brain surgery depends on what is going to be done.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Recovery: Depending on the location of your surgery, you first need a period of time for healing. During this initial time, walking is good therapy- not aggres ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Call and ask: Please call your surgeon about this: many recommend 6 weeks but you should follow the instructions your doctor gives you, no one else.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Gradually from day 1: Your surgeon will have physical therapy with you to walk, flex, stand etc. Each day you will be encouraged to do more. Light 5 pound weights in th ... Read More
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Dr. Connie Anderson
26 years experience Family Medicine
Recovery: Usually after disconnected from any special lines. Usually observed for 24 hours and then home. Pretty easy recovery
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends on type: If you had a c-section, resume formal exercise around 6-8 weeks. If you had a natural birth (and assuming there were no pregnancy/childbirth-related i ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
It's : It's a good idea to take a week off after a stroke, but not to avoid activity. Remember that people with severe strokes are sent to physical therapy ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Ask the surgeon: Depending on what type of surgery you had, and what you mean by exercise, it will vary. The safest information will come from your treating surgeon.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
1-6 weeks: It is quite variable. For left acl reconstructions, you may be able to drive an automatic as soon as you are off of narcotic medications. For right ac ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devin Namaky
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Any time.: You can do whatever you tolerate, but i would avoid it within the first month of a cesarean.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
OOB: Best is to get moving as soon as possible. Some surgeons believe chewing gun helps early on.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
No fever: It has been shown to be safe to exercise after you are fever free. In fact increasing exercise and activity may shorten te length of the infection.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Herold
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
6 weeks: You can start walking and climbing stairs if you need to as soon as you feel up to it. Hold off on heavy exercise for about 6 weeks, especially if yo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Right away: You can begin working out your upper extremity right away. You will have to follow your surgeon's postoperative rehab protocol for your operated knee ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
DEPEND: There are many different types of back surgery for many different problems. Younger individual tend to recover quicker than the older patient. You sho ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paige Gutheil
18 years experience Family Medicine
At least 6 weeks: We usually say about 6 weeks. Only your doctor will be able to clear you based on how you are healing and what exactly was done.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Variable: Every surgeon has his/her own preference for returning to walking and weight bearing, so ask your surgeon! for my reconstructions, i typically allow f ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: You need to confirm specific recommendations with your surgeon since they know the details of your surgery. Typically patients can get back to normal ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Different surgeons give their patients different instructions on when they can shower after surgery. This will depend on the type of breast surgery yo ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mena Mesiha
14 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Surgeon Decision: Physical therapy after surgery should always be guided by the surgeon. In general meniscal repair is a much slower rehab process than partial meniscec ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Ask your doctor: Post surgical rehabilitation and return to activity is usually strictly controlled by the surgeon and the time to return to full activity is dictated ... Read More
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