What is the recovery like after pectus excavatum repair?

The recovery time in the hospital for pectus excavatum surgery is three to four days.

The recovery after a pectus excavatum repair is about one week, then the child should take a break from exercise for six weeks.

Recovery after pectus excavatum repair varies depending on the patient's age and the amount of chest depression. Most patients leave the hospital within 3 to 5 days and can return to school or work within two to three weeks. Patients must avoid vigorous exercise for the first month after surgery, and contact sports for three months after surgery.

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