Caution when driving after orthopaedic surgery

There are no well-established guidelines for determining when it is safe to drive after an orthopaedic injury or treatment. 

Control of a motor vehicle requires co-ordination of motor and cognitive skills. You must be able to use both your upper and lower limbs with adequate range of motion, speed, power and co-ordination to safely operate what is potentially a dangerous missile if not properly controlled.

The arms are needed to steer and indicate (and perhaps shift gears) and