back pain after open heart surgery

When a breastbone is cracked open during open heart surgery, does it ever grow back together?

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Dr. Jon P. Spiers
Thoracic Surgery
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Yes


Like any broken bone, the sternum can heal. It can also fail to heal, leaving one with a mobile chest wall. That is, fortunately, a lot less likely.
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How safe to have angioplasty, when a person already have open heart surgery since 10 years back?

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Dr. Orlando Puente
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Safe


depends on why being done and what ur looking for but safe to do if indication is right
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sir is was operated with open heart surgery (pulmonary R.P) 1year back but still having some problem but i want to punch punching bag. what can i do?

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Dr. Creighton B. Wright
General Surgery
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Probably


At a year the sternum-breast bone should be healed. Work your way through cardiac rehab to check your general capacity. Then start slow and steady to,your maximum level Boxing may not be ideal in terms of taking the hits, but I have had a patient return to that as well.
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Is surgery an option with my type of back pain?

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Will i lose weight after open heart surgery?

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Likely be advised to


People tend to lose weight after heart surgery more so because of being advised that their bad food habits have to change for them to have a chance of a prolonged life. So if you are having surgery at age 36 then your doctors will definitely talk to you about getting cholesterol under control and any other medical issue like diabetes, stopping cigarette smoking and adding exercise to your routine.
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Are hernias common after open-heart surgery?

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Dr. Mark T. Hoepfner
General Surgery
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Not often


Usually hernias do not occur often after heart surgery. One site where they may occur would be below the sternum or breast bone.
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Myth: Bulging disks are always painful. In fact, most are not the source of back pain..

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I feel dizzy spells after open heart surgery?

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Have it checked


After surgery you may have anemia (low blood count) or hypotension/ dehydrtation, etc. You should have it checked by your cardiologist or PCP. Could need something as simple as adjusting medications
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What is best to eat after open heart surgery?

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Dr. Mark J. Stern
Cardiology
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Low cholesterol diet


To slow down the atherosclerotic process,a low cholesterol, low sodium diet with fish instead of red meat and polyunsaturated instead of animal fats is ideal
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Is it ok to play ball after open heart surgery?

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Dr. Matthew E. Hennig
Thoracic Surgery
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Yes, but...


You need to wait at least a couple of months for the sternum to heal completely. Early activity can lead to sternal dehisence (the breastbone splits open) which can have deadly consequences. After everything has healed, you can do everything you did before surgery.
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Why are arteries closed after open heart surgery?

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Dr. Stephen L Roth
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Many reasons


There are many reasons why arteries are closed after coronary artery surgery. Remember that surgery "bypasses" and does not remove blockages. Most importantly surgery does not chnage the medical problems which caused the blockages (such as cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, smoking, obesity, and sedentary lifestyle) and unless these are addressed the arteries will continue to close.
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When can i drink coffee after open heart surgery?

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Thoracic Surgery
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If you are the individual with the heart surgery, I am concerned of a more complex cardiac history. A 33 year old having undergone significant cardiac surgery should directly discuss all these matters with both surgeon and cardiologist. Diet after any surgery is discussed with specific surgeon. Coffee is often started with regular diet.
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