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A 20-year-old female asked:
I'm having micro fracture knee surgery on my right knee. is it possible to be cleared to drive before i'm weight bearing? i have to drive to school.
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
No: Driving requires leg, arm and mental performance. Braking requires weight bearing. Depending on your response to anesthesia or your pain levels you may not be a fit driver for weeks. A sleepy driver is a bad driver (reflexes slowed). Check with your surgeon for clearance.
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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 48 years experience
Micro fracture: You may be able to drive if you can brake with you left foot.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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