A member asked:

How soon can you go swimming after reconstructive knee surgery?

6 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Robert Purchase answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Check with your doc: While the wound may heal well enough to submerge it in water in a week or two, there are many factors here. It is best to seek more advice from your orthopedic surgeon.

Answered 10/5/2012


Dr. Kenneth Foreman answered

Specializes in Bariatrics

Ask your surgeon: Before beginning exercise you should check in with your surgeon. Certainly you will need to wait until the incision(s) have healed, but there may be other concerns depending on what specific procedure was performed. Only your surgeon or a therapist who works with your surgeon will be able to say when you are ok to swim or perform other exercises.

Answered 7/18/2013


Dr. Daniel Solomon answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

2 weeks: I usually tell my patients to wait 2 weeks. The skin is healed and stitches out before immersing the limb.

Answered 9/15/2014



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