Can I Drive After Surgery?

You need someone to bring you to your surgery and take you home. You should avoid driving for the first week after surgery no matter what was done. After that, driving depends on your transmission and which foot was operated on. If you have a manual transmission, you cannot drive during the entire nonweightbearing period. If you have an automatic transmission, you may drive if your left side was operated on. If your right side is operated on, you should not drive during the entire nonweightbearing period, which may be up to six to eight weeks. If you absolutely have to drive after right foot surgery, there are left foot accelerators that you can install so you can drive.