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My friend has just had a spinal decompression. When will it be safe for him to fly?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes with the

Yes, once cleared by surgeon, there should be no issues.
The clearance is mainly to see that there are no post op issues like wound healing issue or infection, a lung issue including pneumonia or urinary issue including infection. Carrying or lifting baggage may be restricted for several weeks based on extent of surgical incision. If you are talking about a traction treatment, there is no issue.

In brief: Yes with the

Yes, once cleared by surgeon, there should be no issues.
The clearance is mainly to see that there are no post op issues like wound healing issue or infection, a lung issue including pneumonia or urinary issue including infection. Carrying or lifting baggage may be restricted for several weeks based on extent of surgical incision. If you are talking about a traction treatment, there is no issue.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine

In brief: Depends

Depends on how long ago the surgery was and if he has cleared the normal post op course.
Once cleared from a surgical point of view it should pose no problems flying in a pressurized plane.

In brief: Depends

Depends on how long ago the surgery was and if he has cleared the normal post op course.
Once cleared from a surgical point of view it should pose no problems flying in a pressurized plane.
Dr. David Hicks
Dr. David Hicks
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