Questions relating to medical issues and treatment. Where possible and appropriate, we will request comment from qualified and reputable NZ-based diving doctors. If your query relates to a personal medical issue, we recommend you contact your GP or relevant medical specialist.
Hi, I have a broken shoulder and am just wondering when can I dive. I'm still in a sling now but once the Doc gives me the ok to get rid of the sling and I can get my wetsuit on can I start diving again or should I give it a bit longer?
From my experience from a couple of years ago. Doctors are loathe to commit themselves to something that could come back and bite them. My experience was not with broken bones but a bone graft and other complications. Consulting the doctor sort of went like this. (me) "Doc can I go diving" (doc) "Um don't know about that" (me) "already done 12 or so" (doc) "guess you can, but you didn't hear it from me". Not a word for word quote but you get the gist.