U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Las Vegas, NV
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 answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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.
Dr. James Flanagan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 48 years experience
Micro fracture: You may be able to drive if you can brake with you left foot.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Related questions

A 40-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
A 20-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 20-year-old female asked:
2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Oct 4, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.