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How long after hip surgery I can drive and get back to normal?

Typically, patients are able to drive within a few weeks from hip replacement surgery.   Legally, you need to be off of all narcotic pain medications, and no longer requiring a walker to be permitted to drive. The ability to drive depends on whether surgery was on your right leg or your left leg, and the type of car you have. If the surgery was on your left leg and you have an automatic transmission, you could be driving at two weeks. If the surgery was on your right leg, your driving could be restricted slightly longer. Getting back to normal will depend greatly on your pre-operative physical condition and what you consider to be normal activity. Consult with your surgeon or therapist for their advice on your activity.
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