Left total shoulder replacement: Why can't I drive for 6 weeks?

Posted by car54 @car54, Feb 14, 2020

It looks like you aren’t suppose to drive for 6 weeks. I can with that agree if you are on pain meds but once off them I don’t understand why you can’t drive a short distance for therapy. It is a left shoulder, I don’t see any problem with driving one handed with a auto transmission.

Any thoughts? thank you.

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@roewes07

I have had 2 rotator cuff surgeries on my right shoulder. And I was able to drive within 3 weeks.
I am having a reverse total shoulder procedure done this summer and my ortho surgeon claimed recovery was much easier!
Best of luck to you and let us know how you are!

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Easier surgery by far but much longer for full range of motion and strength recovery.

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