Jan 1, 1977

Physiotherapy after lung resection (author's transl)

Zentralblatt für Chirurgie
H Krauss

Abstract

Physiotherapy for lung resection begins well before the operation and should serve to improve the respiratory function and to prevent complications. The whole training programme should be carried out in an automated manner, this is especially important for the time immediately after the operation. Postoperative physiotherapy aimsat thorough cleaning of the bronchi, adaption of the ventilation, good peripheral circulation and helps to diminish would pain. In a later period physiotherapy should help to rehabilitate the patient's external respiratory function to train the respiratory stereotype and to improve cardiopulmonary effiency.

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Breathing Exercises
Pain, Postoperative
Lung Volume Reduction
Postoperative Procedures
Lobar Bronchus Structure
Habilitation
Cor Pulmonale
Compression Pulmonary Atelectasis
Postoperative Complications
Drainage Procedure

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