This varies with each patient. In general,
patients usually do not return to work until after their
first check-up at 6 weeks from surgery. Some patients do
return to work earlier if they can do so safely. This should
be discussed with your physician so that the best decision
for your individual situation is made.
When will I be
able to participate in sports activities?
Depending upon what activity you want to
participate in will determine when you can start these again.
Swimming, walking distances (hiking), bicycle riding,
golfing, and other low impact sports activities can likely be
tried after a few weeks. Returning to high impact activities
such as jogging, tennis, or aerobics exercises will probably
not be recommended for quite some time. Your return to any of
these activities should be discussed with your surgeon.
When will I
be able to have sexual intercourse after my
In most cases, sexual activities can be
resumed when the patient feels comfortable enough to do so.
If the patient has been cautioned to maintain certain
position restrictions, these restrictions will need to be
followed in this instance also. In general, most patients
resume their normal sexual activities between 4-6 weeks