Knee Replacement

Can I drive after knee replacement surgery?

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  • ATravis Hendry, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, answered on behalf of Intermountain Healthcare
    Get permission from your surgeon before your drive after knee replacement surgery. You need enough range of motion and muscle strength to help prevent an accident. You also need fast reflexes, so you cannot be taking narcotic pain medication. Most patients are given permission to drive after four weeks.
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