Priority 8 from the Post Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How can a patient prepare prior to surgery (for example: rehabilitation treatments and exercises) to improve outcomes after breast reconstruction?  (JLA PSP Priority 8)
Overall ranking 8
JLA question ID 0109/8
Explanatory note In our current era of patient empowerment, patients are seeking out alternative treatments that can help enhance their surgical outcomes. There are a lot of available options for patients that claim to have the ability to improve their surgical healing and other surgical outcomes, such as lymphatic massage, natural supplements, Vitamin drips, or acupuncture. However, these complementary or alternative treatment are limited in their scientific evidence. Research into this area to determine if any of these commonly used peri-operative adjuncts can improve surgical healing in a well-conducted study would have wide spread implications.  

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Health Research Classification System category  Cancer
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Will be helpful to know about prehab (arm exercises) and rehab as well as physiotherapist that can help in this regard…. ~ Is there anything that can be done before surgery for a better outcome? (exercise, massage, ROM) ~ I wish there had been more information about wait times and the importance of physical fitness pre-op
Submitted by  5 x Patients and Care-givers, 2 x Clinicians
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0109
PSP name Post Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP.

86  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)

Date of priority setting workshop 2 July 2019