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Pectus excavatum repair - series—Aftercare

Aftercare

Overview

Hospitalization for 1 week is common. Vigorous activity may need to be restricted for 3 months.

Review Date 1/31/2019

Updated by: Mary C. Mancini, MD, PhD, Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Christus Highland Medical Center, Shreveport, LA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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