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When can I drive?

In general, you may not drive if you are still taking pain medication. For surgery specific instructions, see below.

Shoulder/Hip/Knee Arthroscopy: You may drive 3 to 5 days after your surgery. If your right leg is the operative side, then you must have good control of your leg prior to driving.

If you have had shoulder surgery, and are supposed to be wearing a brace at all times, you may drive only short distances until your brace is discontinued.

Total Shoulder Replacement: You may drive 7 days after your surgery.

Total Hip Replacement: You may drive 5 to 7 days after your surgery.

Total Knee Replacement: You may drive 1 to 2 weeks after your surgery.