Can I drive after surgery?


It is not advisable to drive a car for 24 hrs after surgery. Beyond this time depends on a variety of factors depending on the type of operation. For upper limb surgery both arms should be pain free and you should be able to lift arms to horizontal level. You should not drive if your arm is in a sling ,cast or heavily bandaged. For lower limb surgery you should not drive if your limb is in a cast, boot or splint. You will be able to commence driving once you are able to fully weight bear through the operated leg comfortably and able to bend your knee satisfactorily to sit comfortably.

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