How Long After Knee Replacement Can You Drive?
After traditional knee replacement surgery on the right knee, you would be unable to drive for at least four weeks – and that’s just one of the consequences of surgery. Before you can operate the brakes and accelerator, your knee must be healed, which often takes months.
Why go through the suffering, pain, and lack of mobility when you could be back to doing what you love, including driving, within a few weeks, not months?
A revolution in knee surgery techniques: Nanoknee
At Nanoknee, we have taken knee surgery to the next level. You will be back on your feet within an hour or two of your surgery and walking normally within hours. There is no need to spend a night or two in the hospital and live through weeks of painful rehabilitation. You can get back to driving within two weeks in most cases. Our patients can take a 5 km walk within a week, completely pain-free.
Driving and opioid medications: An unsafe mix
Another aspect of older forms of knee replacement surgery that impacts your ability to drive is the need to take opioid medications to stay comfortable. Our surgical approach involves a long-lasting anesthetic to reduce pain, so you can avoid relying on opioids and remain clear-headed.
Restoring full mobility
You want your knee replacement to function like a natural knee, but sadly, this is not the usual experience. A standard procedure in traditional joint replacement will remove the stabilizing ligaments. At Nanoknee, these ligaments are preserved, allowing for a far more natural feel to the repaired knee.
Rather than struggling through four to eight weeks of physical therapy, your rehabilitation takes place in the comfort of your own home where your progress is monitored digitally, supported by our physical therapist who will be tracking you and checking in with you each day as you perform simple exercises to restore full mobility.