Athletes, in their zeal to compete, have been known to push their bodies back into competition soon after a sports injury. According to an article in the Washington Post, it is important to wait at least four weeks following a surgery before flying on a plane.
Flying puts any traveler at an increased risk of blood clots, but flying post-surgery makes that risk even higher since the body’s blood clot mechanism is in overdrive for the first four weeks following an operation.
“Only fools rush in and jump on a jet before the danger of clots and other complications is safely abated,” says sports injury lawyer Doug Landau. “Play it safe by giving your body the time it needs to fully recover.”
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