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Doctor insights on: How Long I Want To Wait For Playing Football Or Gym After An Open Appendix Surgery

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Appendix (Definition)

The appendix is a piece of tubing located at the bottom of the colon on the right lower part of the abdomen. It has no known function in modern humans, but was thought to possibly be a type of extra stomach back in our cavepeople days. Currently it's only purpose is to get infected ...Read more


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My son 10 year old son just had open heart surgery. How long does recovery take so he can start playing outside? Riding his bike & playing football?

My son 10 year old son just had open heart surgery. How long does recovery take so he can start playing outside? Riding his bike & playing football?

Talk to MD: The surgeon will be the one to best gauge the rate of recovery. This can depend on type of surgery, underlying defect and recovery from surgery. Best case with the information you have provided is months before even thinking about football. ...Read more

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How soon after ingrown toenail minor surgery should I wait to play football it's just touch football no contact?

How soon after ingrown toenail minor surgery should I wait to play football it's just touch football no contact?

Post-op period: Usually ingrown nail surgery is done under local anesthesia. I usually tell my patients to stay away from sports for 10-14 days. Even though you're playing touch football it's the shoes that I'm concerned about. You don't want any friction or trauma to the toe that would delay healing. You should soak your toe in epsom salt and warm water every night. Apply betadine or centany cream on toe after. ...Read more

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I had appendix surgery 2 wks ago and want to start running (playing soccer) but fewdays ago my larger incision bleed alittle is it still safe to play?

Maybe: Depends on the technique (laparoscopic or open), and how your clinical course was. Best to check with your surgeon to be sure. Call the office, I;m sure they'll take the call. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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When I can play football after bipass surgery?

When I can play football after bipass surgery?

Depends.: What did you bypass? Coronary artery, aorta, iliac, femoral, popliteal? Sounds like you should talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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When is the earliest possible to play football after dental surgery?

When is the earliest possible to play football after dental surgery?

Seven days: After dental surgery, it's important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. Exercise is definitely not recommended on the day of removal, or even several days after removal.
Exercise will raise the heart rate and not allow blood to properly heal all the damage. I would suggest waiting 7 days before playing football. Regards. ...Read more

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I play football. What can I expect after arthroscopic knee surgery?

I play football. What can I expect after arthroscopic knee surgery?

Physical therapy ++: You'll certainly need to build up the muscles that attach to the knee (quads, hamstrings, calf muscles etc), and do a lot of specified therapy by a well trained sports physical therapist. But when, or if, you should go back to playing football will be related to what type of football, what level of play, what procedure u had, how well u recovered: in other words, what the 'orthopod' says. ...Read more

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Should my knee be sore after playing football after meniscus removal surgery?

Should my knee be sore after playing football after meniscus removal surgery?

Sore knee: Some soreness is not uncommon, but soreness that does not resolve with ice, rest and anti-inflammatory medicines needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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After having neck surgery can I ever play football again I injured it playing football

After having neck surgery can I ever play football again I injured it playing football

It depends: It depends completely upon the nature of the surgery itself. There are multiple players in the national football league that have had neck surgery or even multiple neck surgery. But there are also conditions in the neck that contraindicate any participation in contact sports. Your surgeon would almost certainly be able to tell you. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for an ACL surgery and when can I start to play football again?

What is the recovery time for an ACL surgery and when can I start to play football again?

8-9 months: Although the time before your surgeon let's you return to sports varies, any pivoting sports place great forces through the reconstruction. An autograft acl (your own tendon) typically takes 6-7 months to mature while an allograft acl (donor tendon) typically takes 8-9 months to mature. The higher your performance level, the more important it is to wait for the acl to heal and mature. 8-9 months! ...Read more

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I'm active in sports especially football and I do wear glasses. Is lasic surgery safe for me to play football in future after the surgery?

I'm active in sports especially football and I do wear glasses. Is lasic surgery safe for me to play football in future after the surgery?

Yes: Individuals who have undergone lasik vision correction can safely play football. Prk (laser without a corneal flap) may even be safer. ...Read more

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I did ACL surgery 4yrs ago, I did a second one 8 month ago and I've knee roughness. Can I still play football or it can cause to me futur problems?

I did ACL surgery 4yrs ago, I did a second one 8 month ago and I've knee roughness. Can I still play football or it can cause to me futur problems?

It depends: The majority of patients with acl tears have other damage to the knee at the time of the injury- either a mensical tear, bone bruise or damage to the cartilage that covers the femur or tibia. One's ability to return to sports must be individualized- how much pathology remains in the knee after acl surgery?, how effective was post-op rehab? - did you achieve full rom, your baseline strength, etc. ...Read more

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Can my son play football? He had sunken chest surgery 4 years ago. He had the old surgery where the cartiledge was removed.

Can my son play football? He had sunken chest surgery 4 years ago. He had the old surgery where the cartiledge was removed.

It depends.: The best thing to do is ask the doctor who did the surgery and followed him afterwards. Hopefully, they've done tests of his heart and lung function both before and after the surgery. They'd be able to tell you if he's able to play sports based on those tests. ...Read more

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Son (14) has block vertebra no spinal canal or foraminal stenosis. Can he continue to play football, wrestling? No surgery needed. No pain or issues.

Son (14) has block vertebra no spinal canal or foraminal stenosis. Can he continue to play football, wrestling? No surgery needed. No pain or issues.

Talk to MD: Talk to your physician, or a specialist in sports medicine. My suggestion is that if the block vertebrae is in the neck do not play football or participate in wrestling. ...Read more

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I had ACL surgery back in march and was playing football and landed wrong and felt I pop in my knee it is swelling and it hurts. Did I retear it?

I had ACL surgery back in march and was playing football and landed wrong and felt I pop in my knee it is swelling and it hurts. Did I retear it?

Possibly: Possibly and I would certainly let your surgeon know. Some times it can be simply the breaking up of some scar tissue adhesions from your surgery, but in the worst case scenario you can retear an acl ligament or a meniscus. A simple exam can go a long way in determining the likely cause. Thank you. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to do heavy lifting after appendectomy for ruptured appendix? I was in hospital for 7 days and it took me about 4 weeks for me to start walking properly I had a open surgery and it is about a 4-5 inch opening on the right side of ac

How long should I wait to do heavy lifting after appendectomy for ruptured appendix? I was in hospital for 7 days and it took me about 4 weeks for me to start walking properly I had a open surgery and it is about a 4-5 inch opening on the right side of ac

In: In general, for uncomplicated surgeries, it is recommended to wait 6-8 weeks prior to lifting anything heavier that a gallon of milk. This is because the tensile strength of a wound is relatively stable at this point. After this, a slow return to normal pre-surgery activity should ensue. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to run after appendix surgery?

How long should I wait to run after appendix surgery?

Post op: Depends on your surgeons preference. Most say 4-6 weeks before strenuous physical activity. Better ask the surgeon for sure though ...Read more

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How long should I wait to play football if I have bursitis?

How long should I wait to play football if I have bursitis?

It depends: How long has it been going on. What type of treatment are you receiving, how did it occur?
You should be able to resume play when the pain is gone. I would have the ankle taped if it is an ankle, or at least wear a brace. ...Read more

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Hi. My daughter (13) had her appendix removed on April 4th. She had an open appendectomy. She was told not to play sports or dance for two weeks. She went to dance practice last night and felt what she described as a 'pulling' inside and stopped danci

Call her surgeon: Everyone heals at their own rate. She may have needed a little more time to heal. Your daughter made the right decision to stop her activity. Take your daughter back to the surgeon to have her re-evaluated to make sure no damage was done. She may just need to rest a little longer from her surgery. Her surgeon can examine her abdomen and help determine when she can fully return to normal life. ...Read more

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When I have cholesytectomy, will. I.Have open surgery since I bleed a lot and had lots of infection from appendectomy? Had a drainage when appendix rem

Possibly: Just because you had some complications from your appendix surgery doesn't mean you will have an open cholecystectomy for sure. The determination for open gallbladder surgery is based upon the ability of the surgeon to safely visualize and remove the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Just had emergency appendix surgery. It had blockage. How long does it take to heal with scope. He gave norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 7mg 1-2 tabs can I take 2 at same time.

Just had emergency appendix surgery. It had blockage. How long does it take to heal with scope. He gave norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 7mg 1-2 tabs can I take 2 at same time.

Give it time.: Emergent surgery is especially rapid, necessarily, so healing can take longer than you may expect. And, no, you really should not take more than 10mg Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) at once. Two of those pills at the same time would be too much. ...Read more

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How long is a tailbone injury going to keep me out of playing football or soccer?

How long is a tailbone injury going to keep me out of playing football or soccer?

Depends: "tailbone" injuries can be very painful and for a very long time. Pain will probably dictate your return to your sports. Of course re-injury can occur but that is a risk you take. Work with your doctor, sports trainer and coach on when to return. You may need to see someone skilled in injuries in this area. Sometime it is necessary to remove a tail bone due to pain and to restore activity. ...Read more

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I play football one day a week from 11 am to 3 pm after playing I notice a slight darkness of my skin not burnt does it a long term effect?

I play football one day a week from 11 am to 3 pm after playing I notice a slight darkness of my skin not burnt does it a long term effect?

Skin changes: Activities that you do in the mid-day sun will have a temporary effect of darkening the pigment in your skin, and if significant enough exposure over time can increase the risk of sun damage to the skin. Make sure you wear sunblock to reduce the effects of uv rays on your skin. ...Read more

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Appendectomy (Definition)

An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix. It can either be done through an open incision ...Read more