When Can I Drive After Orthopaedic Surgery? A Systematic Review

Patients often ask their doctors when they can safely return to driving after orthopaedic injuries and procedures, but the data regarding this topic are diverse and sometimes conflicting. Some studies provide observer-reported outcome measures, such as brake response time or simulators, to estimate when patients can safely resume driving after surgery, and patient survey data describing when patients report a return to driving, but they do not all agree. We performed a systematic review and quality appraisal for available data regarding when patients are safe to resume driving after common orthopaedic surgeries and injuries affecting the ability to drive.

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    • © The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons® 2016. The contents of this paper reflect the views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Transportation Research Board or the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Authors:
    • DiSilvestro, Kevin J
    • Santoro, Adam J
    • Tjoumakaris, Fotios P
    • Levicoff, Eric A
    • Freedman, Kevin B
  • Publication Date: 2016-12

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  • Accession Number: 01635440
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 25 2017 1:56PM