In the first 3 month after a Nuss procedure there are certain precautions to take. Read about pain-relieve, sick leave, activities and rehabilitation.
Results after Nuss procedure
The Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum can be implemented with excellent results and few complications.
The initial period after Nuss procedure
You must expect to experience pain during the initial period after the operation, so you will need analgesics during the initial weeks. There are some restrictions as to what you can do during the first six weeks after the operation.
Results after 3 months
After a Nuss procedure most patients experience:
- Normal looking chest
- Less chest pain
- Easier breathing
- Better blood circulation
- Ability to do sports activities
- More confidence and improved quality of life
Removal of bars
The inserted bars must remain in place for three years, after which they will be removed. This takes place under a full anaesthetic as a day surgery intervention, and you can go back home after a few hours.