Traveling with plaster – munich clinic

Traveling with plaster and after surgery

Air travel is a major hurdle for gypsophiles and freshmen. Traveling by bus, train or car, however, are rather harmless.

With plaster in the plane

Those who contract a bone fracture shortly before or during their vacation can experience problems with air travel. In the first days after a fracture, a flight is not possible. This is due to the other pressure conditions in the aircraft.

A guideline is a time window of about 48 hours. Those who contract a fracture while on holiday must postpone the return flight accordingly.

Precautions before the flight

In the first 7 days after the fracture, the gypsum should be longitudinally split by a subject expert and then closed again, as wounds due to the low air pressure on board expand and the close fitting gypsum can lead to circulatory disorders and tissue damage. The split plaster creates more space for this expansion.

Even if the gypsum has been worn for some time, a doctor should finally decide on airworthiness and precautionary measures.

Many airlines deny access to passengers with gypsum without a certificate. If you have to put your leg up because of the fracture, you may need to buy a second seat.

When can I fly after an operation??

Anyone who has just completed an operation should take a restrained approach to vacation planning.

Depending on the type and size of the procedure, postoperative patients should not fly for one to several weeks or months.

Fly with implants

Anyone who has received implants made of metal – be it because of endoprostheses or plates and screws – will almost certainly trigger an alarm at the airport security checkpoint.

Obtain an implant pass from your attending physician. He is mostly multilingual and contains all the important information about your implant.

It is also often helpful to carry an X-ray image that illustrates the implant’s position in the body. Above all: Allow plenty of time for the security check.

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The information on these pages should be understood as a first piece of information. If you have questions about your personal state of health, you can find contact information on our websites.

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