Patients should wait at least six weeks to resume driving following shoulder replacement surgery

Patients should wait at least six weeks to resume driving following shoulder replacement surgery

More than 53,000 Americans have total shoulder joint replacement (SJR) surgery each year, and yet the effects of this surgery on a patient’s ability to safely drive a vehicle, and the appropriate recovery time before patients should return to driving, have yet to be determined.

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  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery-Orthopaedic Surgery
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  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery-Orthopaedic Sports Medicine