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How Long After Surgery Can You Fly
2-6 weeks: If you're recovering well, 2 weeks would be early but possible. 6 weeks would be entirely reasonable. ...Read more
Told that 11 year daughter needs lat. Release arthiscopy. How soon after surgery and pt can she fly - we live abroad and 2 long haul flights from usa?
2-3 weeks: She should be able to manage a long flight a couple of weeks after the surgery. I would try to make arrangements with the airline for bulkhead seats to give her a little extra leg room. Also, make sure your pt person shows her motions to do with the affected leg in-flight to reduce stiffness and reduce chances of blood clots. ...Read more
No rule for flight: although there is no specific rule for when you can fly after most hernia surgeries, It makes sense to wait 1-2 weeks if having substantial pain after surgery or you are high risk for complications. If you had laparoscopic surgery it is often recommended you wait about 24 hours to let the Air introduced in to your abdomen completely otherwise it could cause increased pain due to pressure changes ...Read more
How long should I wait to fly after having deviated septum surgery? Never had sinus only deviated septum
How long should you wait to fly from london to australia after having ruptured Achilles tendon surgery?
If you are in a cast and the ankle immobilized, flying carries a higher risk of developing a DVT (deep vein thrombosis or blood clot in the leg).
If you are walking around than it should be fine. But ideally you should wait until your ankle is not immobilzed. ...Read more
It depends: ... Mostly on how you are doing. If you can walk, sit, and move around, and if your wound is healing well, you should be able to fly after your discharge from the hospital. ...Read more
Depends, of course: Open bypass surgery usually requires 2-3 days in the hospital to regain adequate activity to go home, then again a slow return to regular activity in 2-4 weeks. Air travel should be ok within 2 weeks after surgery, depending on one's activity level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I will be traveling for femoral artery (leg) bypass surgery. How long before i would be able to fly back home?
Depends: A lot hinges on how you do. Once you are walking, eating, voiding, and your incision looks good, there is no reason for you to stay. You will be on Aspirin and probably plavix, (clopidogrel) so travel should not be a problem. If you are concerned, there should be a vascular surgeon closer to you who could do the surgery. ...Read more
When fx heals: Hard ware stays till the fracture completely heals, shows good callous tissue forms, may take 8 to 10 wks some timeseven more. ...Read more
Most likely: You mean you have defect in your skull waiting staged procedure, to fill the gap in the skull, if it is the problem, then you must clear with your neurosurgeon, most likely he will not allow, for fear of injury to brain. ...Read more
I'm going on a cruise but first need gall bladder surgery. How long after surgery can I cruise safely?
How long after surgery can I safely apply a silicone scar gel to the incision to prevent unsightly scars? Which brand of scar gel do you recommend?
Robotic total lap hyst with bil ovaries & Fallopian tubes & cervix removed.how long after surgery can I start restricting calories to lose Weight?
Depends on surgery: So return to work is very variable based upon what kind of surgery you had and what kind of work you do. Best to do is to discuss with your surgeon who can give you a better estimate. The times can vary from a few days for minor surgeries to several weeks for complex surgeries and work that requires lots of intense activity or heavy lifting. ...Read more
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