You will need permission from your surgeon to start driving again. This is usually around 6 weeks after surgery, sometimes longer. It is important to follow your surgeon’s advice, for your own safety and the safety of others. Driving too early may also have implications for your insurance should you have an accident. Also, avoid travelling long distances as a passenger, by car or by plane, for at least a month after your operation, as this can cause excessive swelling and discomfort.
The following information is designed especially for patients who have been booked to receive a joint replacement by an orthopaedic surgeon. Please enter the password provided to you by your surgeon - if you do not have a password, please contact your surgeon’s rooms or hospital.