Table 2

Patient responses to driving questionnaire

Questions asked in questionnaireYesNo
Walking aids used when resumed driving43%57%
Able to climb stairs when resumed driving88%12%
Confident to perform emergency breaking if needed97%3%
Confident driving the first time after surgery93%7%
Comfort driving postsurgery as compared with presurgery79%21%
Ability to get in and out of the car comfortably81%19%
Pain while driving38%62%
Pain or discomfort as a distraction from driving8%92%
Feelings of drowsiness or ill-prepared to continue driving4%96%