A 62-year-old male asked:
6 weeks after endovascular repair of abdominal aneurysm in aorta, can a person resume weight training?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis answered
38 years experience Family Medicine
AAA repair & weights: Best person to answer this question is the surgeon who did the aneurysm repair. Discharge instructions should have included info as to when lifting objects etc. Is allowed without compromising the repair.
Answered on Dec 4, 2012
Dr. Peter H'doubler answered
40 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: At this point in time after evar, full activity would be fine including weight training. Start slowly since you have been off for at least 6 weeks and use common sense regarding amount of weight. Good luck!
Answered on Sep 13, 2015
Dr. Benjamin Lerner answered
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Groin precautions: Many evars are achieved through groin incisions, and theoretically you could aggravate a hernia (which are occasionally created during the surgery) with aggressive early weight lifting. I tell my patients to wait 6 weeks, and i always want to examine them first. Talk to your surgeon.
Answered on Mar 14, 2013
People also searched for:
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!
$15 per month