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Can I use a hot tub
« on: November 21, 2010, 07:59:41 PM »
I am 4 weeks post op from having a bilateral BHR with Dr. Su at HHS.  I'm progressing at a good rate and was wondering if anyone has heard anything negative about using a hot tub.  I usually keep it at ~102 degrees and like to soak for long periods of time.  Seems it would help loosen up the muscles and ligaments, and I could even do some stretching exercise in it.  But I'm wondering if there is any harm in doing this.


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Re: Can I use a hot tub
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2010, 08:05:18 PM »
Check with Dr. Su, but most doctors want to make sure that your incision has TOTALLY healed without any scabs at all.

You don't want an infection, be careful.

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Re: Can I use a hot tub
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2010, 08:38:00 PM »
At the villa in Gent, among other facilities, there was a sauna next to the pool. Evelyne said categorically that the patients should not use it, as heat would not be good for the incision to heal.

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Re: Can I use a hot tub
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2010, 08:39:52 PM »
I agree - check with Dr. Su or his office first.  Find out when you can use the hot tub and be safe.  I did water walking in a therapy pool at 6 weeks post op which was about 96 degrees.  The walking and stretching and exercises helped a lot.

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