- When you are cleared to do so by your surgeon or physical therapist.
- When you are no longer taking narcotic pain medication.
- A good self-test would be if you can crush an empty pop can under your foot with your operative side.
- When you can walk 100 feet without a cane or walker.
- When you are confident you can safely manipulate the brake and gas pedal in an emergency situation.
Joint Replacement Patients
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