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Is It Ok To Lift Weights After Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Be careful: The artificial parts of a total shoulder arthroplasty are not as durable as the native joint. The more you use them the faster they will wear out. This has been clearly shown in hip and knee replacements. I would expect it to be no different in shoulder replacements. I would stick to low weights and intensity lifting. Talk to your surgeon for clarification. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Typically a shoulder replacement is an artificial step which fits into the humerus and usually includes a cup to fit into the socket of the glenoid usually it is done for severely comminuted proximal humeral fractures or rheumatoid arthritic patients who have severe pain ...Read more
Is it okay to work out my chest after having bi-lateral breast reconstruction surgery with implants?
Yes: In general it is possible to kayak post hip replacement, and, in fact, one of my patients has been a national kayaking champion for age/gender for a number of years. But it is important to be fit, keep the muscles strong, and in general, be knowledgeable about the sport, if you are planning to do this a high level. For recreational kayaking you should be fine. You should ask your surgeon as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Painful rotator cuff: I always tell my patients to listen to their body. If it hurts when you are exercising then it probably is not helping. There are specific exercises to do to rehab the rotator cuff muscles. I would stay away from behind the neck lat pulldowns and overhead presses for now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: In general, it is okay to shower. Each surgeon has his/her own preferences, so i would go by your surgeon's instructions. I generally let my patients shower the day after surgery. The small portal incisions usually heal enough after the first day so that the risks of infection or wound breakdown are quite rare. ...Read more
Call your surgeon: Barring any other postoperative complications most surgeons would grant patients the green light to resume all previous activities after six weeks of recuperation. Speak with your surgeon to get his recommendation for your case. ...Read more
Is it OK to carry 3-5kgs weight, 3 months after a hip replacement surgery? Patient still has thigh swelling but can walk and sit without much pain.
I'm 3 weeks after inguinal orchiectomy, I used to lift weights. Is it safe to lift now if it's doesn't hurt during training?Or still hernia can arise?
Yes: Yes, that should be fine. However, I would recommend that you confirm with your surgeon, in case there are special mitigating circumstances in your particular case. ...Read more
Increased risk: Snowboarding 5 months after hip replacement may not be the best idea. The muscles around the hip are still healing. The bone around the prosthesis is still healing to the prosthesis. This puts you at increased risk for dislocation of the prosthesis or a fracture around the prosthesis. You need to have a discussion with the surgeon that did the replacement for a definitive answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hmm more details?: Repeat anterior approaches can be fatal one rule ilived by only one anterior lumbar approach in a life time good saftey guidline i can only think of two reason to fuse after a replacement catastrophic mechanical implant failure and facet arthritis desparate diagnostic confusion never operate if confused about the scource of pain facet arthritis is a contraindication for replacement can I have more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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