A 34-year-old member asked:
How long must i wait to play sports after having surgery for pneumothorax?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Thoracic Surgery 29 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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Last updated Dec 9, 2013
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