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Should I limit activities after surgery?

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After surgery, it's best to avoid movement that affects the area around your wound. That way, you'll lower your risk of pulling the cut apart.

Your doctor might tell you to stay away from lifting and some exercises and sports for about a month after surgery. If your cut opens up, call your doctor.

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Caring for Your Incision After Surgery."

Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals -- NHS Trust: "Caring for surgical wounds at home."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on November 8, 2018

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Caring for Your Incision After Surgery."

Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals -- NHS Trust: "Caring for surgical wounds at home."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on November 8, 2018

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