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A 34-year-old member asked:

How long must i wait to play sports after having surgery for pneumothorax?

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Dr. Brian Mott
Thoracic Surgery 30 years experience
At least a month: Depends what sports you are talking about. I would be careful about serious contact sports ever. You still have a risk of ptx on the other side scuba diving is out as is skydiving. Recreational sports, tennis, baseball, soccer, etc are ok once your incisions have healed.
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