A 30-year-old male asked:
I have a knee surgery due soon. should i get the chest x-ray before the knee surgery? i have no history of heart, lung, or breathing problems.
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Harinder Gillanswered
Cardiology 41 years experience
Pre op CXR: In the absence of cardiopulmonary symptoms or history it is not necessary especially at your age group
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Dr. Warren Strudwickanswered
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
You are healthy. No.: Hospitals and surgery centers have established standards for medical clearance prior to surgery. With no medical history at 30 years old, the majority of centers would not require you to get a chest X-ray. Furthermore there is no medical indication for it.
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Last updated Sep 17, 2015
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