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Brake Response Times After Contemporary Total Knee Arthroplasty

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Description: Questions/purposes We therefore determined if (1) the timeframe for return to driving, as determined by attainment of preoperative braking levels, would be shorter after contemporary right TKA than that reported previously for a traditional TKA; and (2) gender or age influence recovery of baseline response time.
Results All patients returned to baseline braking levels by 4 weeks after surgery. Gender and age did not influence recovery times.
Conclusions If other requirements for driving are met, surgeons may consider allowing patients treated with contemporary right TKAs to drive 4 weeks after surgery.
When Can I Drive?: Brake Response Times After Contemporary Total Knee Arthroplasty David F. Dalury, Kimberly K. Tucker & Todd C. Kelley CORR 2010 Volume 469, Number 1, 82-86

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Author/Contact: Dalury et al
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Language: English

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