Hi, welcome back to PARC Parent Pointers Video Blog. If you haven’t already, go check out my previous videos which go into detail about what to expect before and after
surgery in regards to feeding instructions when to give pain medication, and surgery check-in times.
Activity After Hypospadias Surgery
Many parents ask me when their kiddos can resume normal activity after surgery. For our younger patients, tummy time, sleeping on tummies, car seats, and holding him is all perfectly fine after surgery. He will most likely act as if he didn’t have surgery and want to play like normal – that is perfectly fine. If anything makes him feel uncomfortable while on his tummy he will either roll over or let his parents know. The things to avoid for our babies in this age range are jumper toys, bikes, trikes, and anything that bounces causing stress to the surgical site for the first 2 weeks after surgery. Physical electives for younger kiddos are fine after 1 week from the date of surgery, while coach-directed sports activities can be resumed 2 weeks after the date of surgery. Warmer weather is coming our way, so many parents want to know when he can resume swimming. We want him to avoid swimming pools until 2 weeks after surgery. After that, he can enjoy cooling off in the pool (chlorine or salt water).
Please let our office know if you have any specific questions or concerns with activity after surgery in regards to your child. You can either let our office know via phone at 214-618-4405 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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