When can I drive?

From a motor vehicle insurance point of view, the minimum time will be after your post-operative appointment.

What is the process for discharge from hospital?

Hospitals are busy places and beds are required for other sick people requiring treatment. You will be discharged when pain is controlled by oral medication and you are safe on crutches/frame.

Can I take my regular medication?

Yes you can, even on the day of surgery with a small sip of water. Patients with diabetes and those on blood thinning tablets will have special instructions.