- Driving restrictions after total hip arthroplasty (THA) can be inconvenient and burdensome for patients.
- When patients may safely be allowed to drive remains controversial.
- Most studies recommend 6 weeks but recent advances in surgical approach, pain management and rapid recovery may have changed this time frame.
- The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate driving safety after THA through brake reaction time.
Recommended CitationHernandez, MD, Victor H.; Ong, MD, Alvin C.; Orozco, MD, Fabio; Madden, Anne Marie; and Post, MD, Zachary D., "When is it Safe for Patients to Drive after Right Total Hip Arthroplasty?" (2015). Rothman Institute Conference Posters. Paper 11.