How long before you can drive after a fractured shoulder?

Ideally, a check X-ray is taken at 6 weeks to see the development of the callus (callus on an Xray gives you an idea about the progress of bone healing). Full mobilisation is started at 6 weeks. However, because driving involves jerky movements which can displace the fracture again, it is delayed. Depending upon the surgeon, therapist, and the patient’s healing, driving can be started anywhere between 6 to 12 weeks.


Monitoring your recovery using the Reflex Health app

If you have fractured your shoulder blade, you will need to monitor your recovery carefully to ensure that you have recovered sufficient range of motion and strength you need to drive.

Reflex Health is an app that can help you keep track of your progress as you heal. As your recover, you can expect your shoulder range of motion to gradually increase and shoulder pain to subside. The app will provide you with customised exercises and stretches based on your stage of recovery.

Reflex Health App showing range of motion for flexion and pain score in the ios app

Click here to assess your shoulder using Reflex Health


More on Fractured Shoulders:

1. Can you fracture your shoulder?

2. How do you treat a fractured shoulder?

3. How to tell if you have fractured your shoulder?

4. Can you fracture your shoulder blade?

5. Can a fractured shoulder heal on its own?

6. How long does it take to heal a fractured shoulder?

7. How long before you can drive after a fractured shoulder?

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