Follow-up after Nuss procedure
Follow-up after Nuss procedure involves removal of stitches, X-ray, appointment with the doctor and removal of the bars after 3 years.
Removal of stitches
The stitches will be removed at your own doctor’s surgery after 10 to 12 days.
After 6 - 8 weeks you will be X-rayed to check whether the positioning of the bars(s) is correct. If you live a long way away you can have the X-ray taken at your local hospital and have the images sent to Aleris Aarhus, where the surgeon will look at them.
We will make an appointment to follow-up on your healing process. It can either take place by phone, video or as a physical consultation. You are welcome to contact us any time if you have questions.
The inserted bars must remain in place for three years, after which they will be removed. This takes place under a full anaesthetic as a day surgery intervention, and you can go back home after a few hours.
Activity after Nuss procedure
In order to ensure the best possible result after a Nuss procedure there are certain restrictions to your activity.
The first days after Nuss procedure
After a Nuss procedure you will be hospitalized for 2 - 3 days. Immediate mobilization is important and the staff will help and support you.
Pain after Nuss procedure
Pain is common after a Nuss procedure. Therefore, you will remain at the hospital for two to three days for effective pain management.
Recovery after Nuss procedure
In the first 3 month after a Nuss procedure there are certain precautions to take. Read about pain-relieve, sick leave, activities and rehabilitation.
Results after Nuss procedure
Most patients who undergo a Nuss procedure (pectus excavatum surgery) experience an improved quality of life and boost in self confidence.
Airport metal detectors after Nuss procedure
You may find that the implanted bars activates metal detectors at security check points at airports, sights or shopping centres.