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Hi all,

If you have had FUT, what was the recommendation by your surgeon for how long you should wait before lifting heavy weights again and who was your surgeon? I really want to avoid stretching the scar but I also already miss going to the gym. Every clinic seems to say a different amount of time too so this can be a compendium of answers to the question. Me:

Hattingen - 3-4 months

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Dr Path: 1 month (No exercise for 7 days, light jogging/weight training OK after 2 weeks, strenuous exercise only after one month)

The only restrictions he gives that last as long as 4 months are strong exposure to sunlight, and using saunas.

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I will not give a recommendation because I always err on the side of caution.  I will only say that you have had a major incision.  Here is a general guide on taking care of your wound. 

https://www.stjoes.ca/patients-visitors/patient-education/u-z/PD 6225 Wound Care After Surgery.pdf


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6 hours ago, seamike said:

Dr Path: 1 month (No exercise for 7 days, light jogging/weight training OK after 2 weeks, strenuous exercise only after one month)

The only restrictions he gives that last as long as 4 months are strong exposure to sunlight, and using saunas.

Why no saunas? What effect will that have on growth of the grafts?

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32 minutes ago, literalno said:

Why no saunas? What effect will that have on growth of the grafts?

I don't really know. His instructions just say the excess heat is not conducive to growth, or something to that effect.

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