Can you scuba dive with a knee replacement?

Can you scuba dive after knee replacement?

Your surgical incisions need to be completely healed, and any complications such as infections must be resolved. To safely dive, you must be able to lift and carry your equipment without any limitations due to pain or restriction in motion.

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.

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.

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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.

Can you dive after surgery?

None of the surgery has a particular relevance to scuba diving. There is no extra risk of any type of barotrauma. The recent surgery and scar tissue may theoretically have a risk of bubble formation from slowing down degassing but it is only theoretical.

Can you scuba dive with no teeth?

i.e., no natural teeth=edentulous. The official line is that you should not dive with them because they are an aspiration hazzard.

Can you go diving with a dental implant?

Diving is not recommended during the first five weeks to two months after the implant placement. In surgeries where the associated procedures are more complex, a greater recovery period is recommended.

How long after wisdom teeth can I scuba dive?

Wait for a minimum of four to six weeks or until the tooth socket and/or oral tissue has healed sufficiently to minimize the risk of infection or further trauma. Don’t dive until you have discontinued using medication to control pain resulting from the surgery.

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.

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How long after knee replacement surgery can I go swimming?

Many people with knee replacements can resume swimming 3–6 weeks after surgery. But check with your doctor or physical therapist before diving into the pool.