A 50-year-old male asked:
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im having an operation on my shoulder, how long should i wait before i can fly ?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
In an airplane?: I'm assuming you're planning to be a passenger in an airplane? You won't feel like traveling for 1-2 weeks at a minimum. Even then you may have considerable discomfort and won't want to move luggage. 4 weeks is more reasonable. If you're the pilot, you must be off all pain medicine - 4-8 weeks at least.
Answered on Jan 15, 2013
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