After a Nuss procedure you will be hospitalized for 2 - 3 days. Immediate mobilization is important and the staff will help and support you.
Activity after Nuss procedure
The first 6 weeks after Nuss procedure
After a Nuss procedure there are certain movements you should avoid the first six weeks in order to ensure the positioning of the bars(s) stabilizes. You should thus:
- Not lie on your side
- Not bend forward or twist your upper body
- Not lift more than 2 kg in front of your body
- Not lift more than 5 kg in a rucksack, which you should be helped put on and take off
- Not ride a bicycle
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.
Work / sick leave
At the preliminary examination you will discuss with the specialist what you should expect. It depends on what you do every day.
Sexual activity after Nuss procedure
For the first six weeks avoid positions that may put a strain on your rib cage and stomach muscles.