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Is walking after hernia surgery beneficial?

Is walking after hernia surgery beneficial?

Yes: Getting up and walking shortly after surgery is very good. It can help prevent certain complications like pulmonary atelectasis and deep vein thrombosis. Early postoperative mobilization is important. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Is walking or riding bike better after knee replacement?

Is walking or riding bike better after knee replacement?

No either or: Remain active and do either one or both. One is not necessarily better than the other. ...Read more

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How long after sinus surgery can one resume swimming workout?

How long after sinus surgery can one resume swimming workout?

Two weeks: Ask the doctor that performed the procedure, i usually ask my patients to wait 10-14 days before swimming. ...Read more

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Distal fib orif plate 8 screws. been 18 weeks post op. When can i start jogging again roughly. Feel well walking fine. rom good.

Distal fib orif plate 8 screws. been 18 weeks post op. When can i start jogging again roughly. Feel well walking fine. rom good.

Jogging > 4.5 m OK: Fractures in normal circumstances heal by 6-8 weeks. With continued rehabilitation to regain functionality and increase bony strength, the expectation is to be able to start jogging by 4 1/2 months. ...Read more

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How soon after cataract surgery can one resume normal (strenuous) sexual activity?

How soon after cataract surgery can one resume normal (strenuous) sexual activity?

Talk to eye doctor: I don't think one needs to refrain from sexual activity for more than a few days but your eye doctor can give you a better answer. However if you plan to have sex under water, then the answer would be different. :). ...Read more

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When should I start walking normally after ACL surgery?

When should I start walking normally after ACL surgery?

Ask your doctor: The surgeon has a timetable for your progression through rehab, and you should stay in contact with that office. ...Read more

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How long after hip arthroplasty until i can resume normal activity? When can I expect to resume normal activity after my hip arthroplasty? .

How long after hip arthroplasty until i can resume normal activity? When can I expect to resume normal activity after my hip arthroplasty?

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Variable: Every patient will recover at their own pace after a total hip replacement. Your recovery will be influenced by multiple variables, including your pre-op condition, severity of your arthritis, stiffness of your hip, the type of surgical approach used, and your motivation and active participation in your recovery process. For most patients, "normal" activities can gradually be resumed by 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Can I start running again after fusion surgery ?

Can I start running again after fusion surgery ?

Maybe yes, maybe no: Not enought info to answer. The ability to return to running depends on the site of the fusion. If it was a wrist fusion, of course you can run. But if it is an ankle fusion, running may not be a good idea. ...Read more

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Recuperation time after having surgery on tibia?

Recuperation time after having surgery on tibia?

It depends...: On what type of surgery was performed and where on the tibia it was done. Please provide more details. ...Read more

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Whats the recovery time after discetomy before I can start jogging again?

Whats the recovery time after discetomy before I can start jogging again?

Post discectony exer: Some docs would say that you should change over your exercise to no impact, to reduce the risk of further injury. ...Read more

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Doctor recommended back exercises after spinal fusion surgery and rod removal?

Doctor recommended back exercises after spinal fusion surgery and rod removal?

Activity after fused: Given that rods were removed, i must assume that the fusion is solid. Therefore, there are really no restrictions for you in a solidly fused lumbar spine. Core exercises like pilates/piyo/yoga are great (your flexibility will be limited, obviously). Aerobic exercises as tolerated and continue to progress as tolerated. ...Read more

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After spinal fusion, can I start running ?

After spinal fusion, can I start running ?

Back fusion: Yes, but only after your physician tells you it is ok to return to running and instructs you on what and what you cannot do. ...Read more

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Maisonneueve fracture, can I start walking 10 weeks post op. 8 weeks nwb 4 partial weight bearing, ankle feels good to ditch crutches, this okay?

Maisonneueve fracture, can I start walking 10 weeks post op. 8 weeks nwb 4 partial weight bearing, ankle feels good to ditch crutches, this okay?

Ankle fracture: When ever a patient has surgical correction of a fracture ,they should address their postop concerns to/with the surgeon. Partial wt bear for 4 weeks means continuing to use the crutches for that entire time. These recommendations are made by the length of time it takes for the bone and ligaments to heal enough to tolerate forces to walk unaided ...Read more

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How long until heavy lifting after c5-c7 fusion?

How long until heavy lifting after c5-c7 fusion?

Post-op instructions: When you were discharged, you should have gotten discharge instructions. Read them. I bet your answer is there. If not contact your surgeon for specific. ...Read more

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Having pain in hip after total hip replacement 5 weeks after surgery. Recommended by Dr. Therapy?

Having pain in hip after total hip replacement 5 weeks after surgery.   Recommended by Dr. Therapy?

Depends: cemented or cementless? cementless sometimes takes awhile to grow in. groin or thigh pain will differentiate stem from the acetabulum.PT may help some ...Read more

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When can you walk again after having a hemi laminectomy and discectomy?

When can you walk again after having a hemi laminectomy and discectomy?

Do what doctor says: Follow the instructions of your surgeon. It all depends on the surgery, healing time, and your unique healing/health. This is a really important time to follow directions. ...Read more

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How long before i can resume physical activities after an ankle sprain?

How long before i can resume physical activities after an ankle sprain?

See below: Usually when the pain goes away and you can stand and walk with the ankle feeling stable. ...Read more

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Laminectomy (Definition)

Surgical removal of the posterior roof of the vertebral bone of the spine which is labeled the lamina to access the pinal canal where the neural tissue is found and ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Decompression Laminectomy (Definition)

Lamina is the back side wall of bony tunnel where spinal cord and nerves travel. It can be removed to eliminate pressure (decompression), if you ...Read more