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I am going to have a fistula placed for hemodialysis. I play

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I am going to have a fistula placed for hemodialysis. I play the violin. can I still play? thanks, KI
It is necessary not to put pressure on that arm which have got fistula and also not to bend it for long hours.Usually fistula is made on left arm .(do not know about yours)If you use your right arm(for playing violin) and put violin on your left shoulder then you can play violin in this way(assuming that fistula is on left arm).If the arm which have fistula need to be used for playing then I will suggest it should be avoided.You can also see this link:
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