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How long must I wait to play sports after having surgery for pneumothorax?

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Dr. Brian Mott
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: At least a month

Depends what sports you are talking about.
I would be careful about serious contact sports ever. You still have a risk of ptx on the other side scuba diving is out as is skydiving. Recreational sports, tennis, baseball, soccer, etc are ok once your incisions have healed.

In brief: At least a month

Depends what sports you are talking about.
I would be careful about serious contact sports ever. You still have a risk of ptx on the other side scuba diving is out as is skydiving. Recreational sports, tennis, baseball, soccer, etc are ok once your incisions have healed.
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