Fitness to drive
fitness to drive
With regard to knee surgery, if you have had cruciate ligament reconstruction to the right leg, you will not be fit to drive for six weeks. If you have had a cruciate ligament reconstruction on the left leg, you may well be able to drive an automatic vehicle after three weeks, but it will be six weeks to drive a manual.
For arthroscopic knee surgery, you are likely to be fit to drive within four to seven days.
A very simple functional test for fitness to drive after lower limb surgery is that you should be able to balance on one leg for one minute. If you can balance on your operated leg alone for one minute then you are fit to drive.
These are general guidelines only and may vary according to the procedure that has been performed.