How soon after bunion surgery can I drive?

James P. Ioli, DPM
Podiatric Medicine
Surgery to correct a moderate to severe bunion will require you to stop driving for about six weeks. One study found that patients were able to drive safely six weeks following bunion surgery, indicating that they had low pain levels. The study, published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, also found that emergency brake time response in patients who underwent surgery was similar to that of healthy individuals just six weeks after the procedure. However, if the surgery is performed to correct a moderate to severe bunion on the right foot, you risk reinjuring your foot if you resume driving before the six-week mark, the study found.

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