Can You Exercise After Surgery? |

Tyler Szelinski
Like most questions regarding surgery and the patient, it depends on what kind of surgery you had and how quickly your body recovers. A more extensive procedure, such as an open heart surgery, will likely require more down time than a hand or wrist surgery. Depending on your surgery, your surgeon will likely recommend that you rest and recovery for at least several weeks to a few months. Older patients will require more down time than younger patients because their bodies take longer to fully heal. Furthermore, if you have an underlying condition, you may need to take greater care after your surgery than someone who is relatively healthy. In this article, we will go over when you can resume exercise after your surgery and what types of exercises are generally safe.

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