Can I Swim When Using The Pen On The Left Jaw?
Hello, I want to ask. A month ago I had a pen insertion operation on my face to be precise on the left jaw due to a mandibular fracture. Do you think it is permissible for me to swim / snorkel now? Mhon the answer because it helps my doubt. Thanks ..
Hello Rani, thank you for your question
In principle, recovery after fracture surgery takes about 3-6 months, depending on the location of the fracture and its severity. During the recovery period, it is advisable to avoid strenuous physical activity, including exercise, especially sports that cause excessive pressure on the bone that was previously broken.
Actually swimming does not cause excessive pressure in the jaw area. However, it would be better if you consult first with the orthopedic specialist who previously treated you, considering that the doctor who best understands the severity of your broken bone, including the treatment that has been given.
During your recovery period it is recommended:
avoid pressures or collisions in the broken area, bask in the morning sun (before 9 am) to increase vitamin D in the body. Take supplements recommended by doctors to consume foods rich in nutrients, especially those high in protein content, get enough rest.