What is the role of mobility and range of motion exercises in the postoperative care of breast cancer?

Updated: Feb 13, 2019
  • Author: Mary Jo Wright, MD; Chief Editor: James Neal Long, MD, FACS  more...
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Early patient mobility and range of motion exercises should be encouraged postoperatively, although the timing and degree should be tailored to the extent of the procedure performed (ie, lumpectomy vs skin-sparing mastectomy with immediate reconstruction).


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