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Can you drive a car after an ankle fusion?

You will have no problem driving after ankle fusion surgery. For the first few weeks, driving may be difficult due to your ankle brace and pain. After you have healed from your ankle fusion, there will be no limitations to your ability to drive. 

If you drive a commercial vehicle such as a semi-truck, construction equipment, or bus, you will need a complete physical before returning to work. Typically, you will not be allowed to drive until you are fully recovered, but you should have no limitations after recovery.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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Your actual costs may be higher or lower than these cost estimates. Check with your provider and health plan details to confirm the costs that you may be charged for a service or procedure.You are responsible for costs that are not covered and for getting any pre-authorizations or referrals required by your health plan. Neither payments nor benefits are guaranteed. Provider data, including price data, provided in part by Turquoise Health.

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