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.

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