During thoracic surgery, many patients suffer from a variety of symptoms. COPD(chronic inflammatory lung disease causing obstruction of airflow from the lungs) will have a premature closure of the airway causing a decrease in air volume capacity, increased secretions, musculoskeletal alterations and involuntary cough among other symptoms.
How does respiratory physiotherapy help in thoracic surgery?
It will be in charge of improving these alterations at pulmonary and musculoskeletal level, such as the recession scar, as well as improving the mucous transport of secretions, ventilation and effort training.
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