How long does it take to recover from pectus excavatum surgery?

How long does it take to recover from pectus excavatum surgery?

Most patients recover in six weeks, but precautions must be taken during exercise/sports. The bars will be removed as an outpatient procedure in two to three years.

Is the Nuss procedure worth it?

Our results demonstrate that the Nuss procedure is safe and can be performed with excellent results in adults, both in the short term and in the long term. The improved quality of life and patients’ satisfaction with cosmetic results remained high in the long-term follow-up, 10 years after the surgical procedure.

How long does it take to recover from Nuss procedure?

Every patient is different but on average it takes about 4 to 6 weeks to recover from the surgery though it will take up to 12 weeks before you return to full and normal physical activities including sports. Depending on work or study commitments most patients will take 4 weeks off work / studies.

Does Nuss procedure hurt?

Because the sternum is forced outward and held under great pressure, the Nuss procedure results in more pain and discomfort than the modified ravitch procedure. The steel structs must remain in place for approximately 2-4 years in order to properly reform the chest.

Can you workout after Nuss procedure?

After 6 weeks After the six weeks you can start jogging, swimming and cycling, and can do general lifting. After 12 weeks you can take part in all activities apart from violent contact sports such as American football, rugby, ice hockey and martial arts.

Can I sleep on my side after Nuss procedure?

It is okay if your child wants to sleep on his or her side if it is comfortable. Some children may feel more comfortable sleeping in a recliner chair the first few days after surgery. You will be given a card that says your child has had a NUSS procedure and has metal in the body.

Can adults get Nuss procedure?

There have been ongoing modifications of the Nuss procedure to improve the results and eliminate complications, some of which have been life threatening. The Nuss procedure, while initially developed for children, can also be performed in adults.