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I play roller derby a very high contact sport and will be having surgery on april 29/15. I really want to get back on my skates but does anyone have any suggestions on how long to wait. Are there any others that have gone though this that have returned to the game. Thanks

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Sounds like fun! You will definitely want to run that by Dr. Almanza or whatever medical professional on his team handles patient aftercare. I know my surgeon would not have cleared me for something like ethat for six weeks.

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My doctor cleared me to ride horses at 4 weeks. I waited for 6 weeks as my horse has a bit of a buck especially after not being ridden. I didn't want to have issues in case my ride became and unplanned contact sport as in contacting the ground.

I second Bufflehead my guess is my surgeon would have recommended 6 weeks for contact sports but I also had a hiatal hernia repair.

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I do roller derby as well. I didn't play this season, since I had my surgery in September and that's when our season starts. I have every intention of playing next season though. I'll be a year post-op by then. If your seasons are similar, I don't think there would be any reason for you not to be able to play again in the fall. Your incisions will be healed up in a matter of weeks post op and I know I personally was cleared for all lifting and intense exercise at two months post-op.

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I was cleared to do full body contact sparring (martial arts) after 12 weeks. Kicks to the stomach aren't a good idea after stomach surgery. I'd assume roller derby can be pretty rough on your guts, too.

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Thanks for the info my surgery date is april 27 i am hoping to play my game in early july. Any tips on fast healing

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