+-

Author Topic: Flying Restrictions  (Read 2195 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

KevinHalicki

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 33
Flying Restrictions
« on: June 16, 2015, 01:05:12 AM »
I have just had BHR on May 22nd with Dr. MacKenzie in Calgary and have been advised not to fly for 3 months for a fear of blood clots. I was considering a 6 hour flight June 21st but have cancelled it and but may consider a 5 hour flight the end of August. Any feedback?


Cheers


Kevin

Miguelito

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 264
Re: Flying Restrictions
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2015, 12:02:11 PM »
No expert, but Dr. Gross has a lot of out of state patients; he let me fly home on Surgery+3, and I think that is typical of his protocol.

Mike

Addendum: As I said, I am no expert. Though I tend to doubt it, perhaps there is some specific reason for the caution on your case?
« Last Edit: June 16, 2015, 12:03:35 PM by Miguelito »
RHR April 2012.
LHR March 2014.

Both Biomet Magnum/Recap 54/48, by Dr. Thomas Gross.

MPH

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 57
Re: Flying Restrictions
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2015, 12:32:09 PM »
Hi. It seems they all have their own protocols. Andrew Shimmin wouldn't let me fly for 7 days post surgery and then I had to self administer Clexane for 5 weeks. And that was for a 1 1/2 hour flight! Clots and infection were the biggest of his concerns. They're all different in their approaches!
RBHR 13th Jan 2015 Andrew Shimmin, Melbourne AUS. 52mm head/58mm cup.

KevinHalicki

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 33
Re: Flying Restrictions
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2015, 01:29:08 PM »
I spoke to another doctor the day of my discharge from the hospital and he said the biggest issue with blood clots was the lack of movement and not the change in pressure, he said put on some good music and get happy feet in my seat. So that convinced me to take the 1.25 hour flight home without any issues, and that was the Tuesday morning after my Friday surgery. I need to take a 5  hour flight at the end of August and will check with my orthopaedic surgeon at my 6 week check up, but I need to take the same flight back to Calgary so....I think it is a general policy and each person to consider the risks based on health, length of flight, recovery etc.


Tim Bratten

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 195
Re: Flying Restrictions
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2015, 01:33:31 PM »
I definitely wanna say listen to your doctor, but you should also know that De Smet has done hip surgeries on literally thousands of medical tourists (many from the US) who make long plane trips home 10 or so days after surgery with no ill effects. I myself traveled home to Argentina from Belgium less than two weeks after surgery on two different occasions and it really wasn't that big of a deal for me.
Botched LHR by Dr. Vilicich 06-17-2010 revised by Koen De Smet 02-14-2012
RHR Koen De Smet 02-05-2014

karlos.bell

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 389
Re: Flying Restrictions
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2015, 08:53:56 PM »
 :) Hi Kevin. They maybe all different. De Smet I flew 28 hours Belgium back to New Zealand. Up every hour for a hobble, Used Fraxiparine and was realitively healthy. I am still ok. about 2 weeks before I flew. Cheers K
2019-2020 THR Left & Right COC Revision Zim Continuum cup with Biolox Delta Cer Liner, Biolox Delta Cer Head 40mm 12/14 Taper, CPT Stem Cem.
2019-2020 removal of Hip Resurfacing due to Metal Toxicity Cobalt - Chromium.
2011-2013 FAI hip surgery failure
2007-Injury wakeboarding with FAI Hyperflexion

shoraztri

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 149
Re: Flying Restrictions
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2015, 08:21:35 AM »
Hi Fellow Kiwi Karlos,
Great to hear you are progressing ok. Im from the NAKI, and still a Hurricanes fan !!! ;) . I am nearly 12 months Post op. from here , done in Auckland, North Shore.
All the best in your re-hab, and its a Marathon mate, not a Sprint !!!, so take things easy. It may seem a long haul, but we are all in the same boat, so hang in there.
Cheers,
Shorty. [New Plymouth]. ;D
LHBHR. 7 JULY 2014. DR. HUGH BLACKLEY. SOUTHERN CROSS HOSPITAL, NORTH SHORE, NZ.
Fem Head 50.  Cup Size 56.  D.O.B. 03/1952.

karlos.bell

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 389
Re: Flying Restrictions
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2015, 11:58:05 PM »
 :) ;) Ta Shorty. Yep no probs, Just an indicator for Kevin and  the differences of some surgeons world wide. Sweet as Cheers K
2019-2020 THR Left & Right COC Revision Zim Continuum cup with Biolox Delta Cer Liner, Biolox Delta Cer Head 40mm 12/14 Taper, CPT Stem Cem.
2019-2020 removal of Hip Resurfacing due to Metal Toxicity Cobalt - Chromium.
2011-2013 FAI hip surgery failure
2007-Injury wakeboarding with FAI Hyperflexion

 

Recent Posts

Re: Pain on Rising by jimbone
Today at 01:24:59 AM

Re: Travelling for Resurfacing during Covid-19 by BionicHip
Today at 12:00:02 AM

My 8yr Bi-Lat Anniversary by Gino_Tortellini
December 03, 2020, 09:25:02 PM

Re: Pain on Rising by Saddlepal3
December 03, 2020, 08:33:02 PM

Advertisements

Donate Thru Pay Pal

Surface Hippy Gear

Accordion Player Pat Webmaster/Owner

Owner/Webmaster of Surface Hippy

Statcounter

View My Stats

Powered by EzPortal