Typically, one would have difficulty driving for about 2-3 weeks, though you might be able to drive short distances within a week after surgery. It all depends on pain, swelling, stiffness, type of car, side of surgery: right vs. left, etc. Most patients do NOT drive AT LEAST until after their first postoperative visit (7-10 days after surgery). Even then, caution should be exercised, especially if you are on pain medication or if mobility is limited.
Please read this BBC News article: Patients Warned Over Driving After Surgery
Less than a year after having my rotator cuff repaired by Dr. Hyman my shoulder is better than the one that wasn't injured. The recovery time was so fast my wife thinks I have some kind of super healing power.
Top-Ranked Hospitals for Orthopedics
U.S. News & World Report again rated Dr. Hyman's training programs as the best in the U.S.A.
Pioneering Cartilage Restoration Surgery - DeNovo NT
The first DeNovo Natural Tissue graft cartilage transplant in the Southeastern United States performed at Emory-Adventist Hospital under the direction of surgeon Jon Hyman, MD.
Housecall: Preventing Sports Injuries in Youth
What can parents and coaches do to decrease those numbers? Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jon Hyman had some answers.
Housecall: Seat Belts!
Proper use of seat belts - especially on the driver's side - to prevent or lessen neck, abdominal and knee injuries
Housecall: Running Injuries
Running season can mean overuse injuries. Dr. Jon Hyman discusses running strategies to avoid injury.
Housecall: Tennis Injuries
Tennis elbow is one of the most common tennis injuries. Dr. Jon Hyman on Housecall with a few ideas to stay safe.
Housecall: Hip Pain in Athletes
Fox 5 Atlanta's Housecall series with Dr. Jon Hyman discussing options for hip arthroscopy
Women’s Flexibility Is a Liability (in Yoga)
It’s a relatively high incidence of injury,” according to Jon Hyman, an orthopedic surgeon in Atlanta.