Post-Operative Activity Schedule

Activity Allowed At...
Walking
2 to 5 days
Showering
7 to 10 days
Driving
3 to 6 weeks
School or Work
4 to 8 weeks
Lifting 5 to 10 pounds
1 month
Light upper extremity exercise
Stationary bicycling
4 months
Swimming -- no diving!
Light jogging on even surface
7 months
Non-contact sports such as volleying ball, shooting baskets, or gentle tennis (no competitive play)
Contact / competitive sports
2 years
Skating (ice or roller)
Skiing (snow or water)
Bowling
Horseback riding (no jumps)
Parachuting
Motorcycling
Roller coasters and water slides
Gymnastics
Never
Please note that this is a general time schedule of when the patient can return to normal activities. Each patient is different so there may be some exceptions to this schedule.

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