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When Can I Start Driving Again After Surgery?

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Hello, I’m Dr. Derek Snook

The most important thing to consider when wondering when you can drive after surgery is the safety of you and others. 

There are some studies that have shown that it is somewhere between 1 and 2 weeks for the effects of anesthesia to completely wear off. There are other circumstances that are also important, such as whether or not you’re taking pain medications. 

As far as your ability to drive, I would say most patients have the ability to drive as long as they meet other criteria within 1 to 2 weeks after surgery.

If you would like to know more about driving after your surgery, contact us at JIS Orthopedics. Our specialists in New Albany and St. Clairsville, Ohio, can give you the answers you are looking for. Schedule a visit with us today!

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