What are the benefits of early ambulation following bullectomy?

Updated: Feb 21, 2019
  • Author: Neerja Gulati, MD; Chief Editor: Dale K Mueller, MD  more...
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Early postoperative ambulation on the day of surgery is encouraged. Early ambulation is important because it drives CO2 production, forcing the patient to ventilate and thereby mitigating postoperative atelectasis.


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