In late October I had a 4 hour open surgery to repair an incisional hernia caused by 2 surgeries (colostomy and colostomy takedown) last year plus an infection of the incision following the second surgery. This time the incision is 8" vertical and the surgeon used a 15cm x 20cm Strattice mesh. All seems to healing well. My question is, is rowing o.k. after this surgery as I know it increases intra abdominal pressure? My surgeon thinks its ok but he is not a sports specialist. Also do I need to be careful for the rest of my life with heavy lifting etc? Any insight is much appreciated.
For the surgical site to heal completely, you can wait for six months, before you proceed with strenuous exercise. You can go for aerobic exercises, like swimming or cycling. Even long walks would be beneficial.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.