Can you scuba dive after knee replacement?

How long after surgery can you scuba dive?

A general rule of thumb is to wait for at least 2–3 weeks before returning to diving after surgery – when the wound no longer requires any sort of dressing.

What activities are prohibited after knee replacement?

Running and jumping

Jumping exposes the knee to even higher forces. Performing activities that involve running and jumping while still recovering from a knee replacement may delay healing or cause damage to the prosthesis.

What medical conditions can stop you from scuba diving?

Medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes and many cardiac conditions were long considered absolute contraindications to scuba diving.

Can you scuba dive with metal implants?

DAN often gets questions about metallic implants, joint replacements, amputations and arthrodeses (joint stiffening surgery). In general, once fully recovered, there is no requirement for specific limits or restrictions on diving due to any of these interventions.

Can you scuba dive while on blood thinners?

While you are taking blood thinners you should not dive. Diving is an activity where the risk of trauma is quite high and a person taking blood thinners who suffers trauma has a significant risk of a massive bleed.

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Can you scuba dive after rhinoplasty?

The average healing time before returning to diving after cosmetic rhinoplasty is about two months and about three months for reconstructive rhinoplasty, provided there are no complications. Your surgeon can give you an exact date based on how well the surgery goes and how well you heal.

What is the most commonly reported problem after knee replacement surgery?

Pain and Other Physical Complications. Knee replacement surgery can result in physical complications ranging from pain and swelling to implant rejection, infection and bone fractures. Pain may be the most common complication following knee replacement.

Can you walk long distances after knee replacement?

You will probably be able to walk on your own in 4 to 8 weeks. You will need to do months of physical rehabilitation (rehab) after a knee replacement. Rehab will help you strengthen the muscles of the knee and help you regain movement.

Who should not scuba?

“If you can reach an exercise intensity of 13 METS (the exertion equivalent of running a 7.5-minute mile), your heart is strong enough for most any exertion,” he says. You also need to be symptom-free. If you have chest pain, lightheadedness or breathlessness during exertion, you should not be diving.

Can you scuba dive on blood pressure medication?

My blood pressure is well controlled – can I dive? You may be passed fit to dive, but it will require assessment by a diving doctor. The first step will be to book a telephone consultation to discuss your medical history, including any other cardiovascular risk factors that you may have.

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