Rehab for a Punctured Lung
According to the New York Times Health Guide, if you have a partially collapsed lung that does not hinder your ability to get adequate air, your doctors may decide that the best course of treatment is to give the lung time to repair itself. If this is the case, your recovery will mainly consist of rest and the use of supplemental oxygen while the situation responsible for the collapse resolves. In some circumstances, small amounts of air or fluid causing pneumothorax can be removed with a needle. If this is true for you, you may be allowed to leave the hospital afterward and recover at your home. However, in cases where your lung collapses enough to restrict your airflow, you will require inpatient treatment. If your lung collapse is total, you will require emergency care.