Review ArticleReturn to driving after fracture an overview of current recommendationsDanilkowicz, Richard MD; Tainter, David MD; Gage, Mark MDAuthor Information Duke University Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedics, Durham, NC, USA Financial Disclosure: The authors report no conflicts of interest. Correspondence to Richard Danilkowicz, MD, Duke University Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedics, Box 104002, Durham, NC 27710 Tel: (919) 684-8111; fax: (+919) 681-7672; e-mail: Richard.email@example.com. Current Orthopaedic Practice: July/August 2020 - Volume 31 - Issue 4 - p 408-411 doi: 10.1097/BCO.0000000000000877 Buy Metrics Abstract One of the many important considerations after fracture is determining the time for safe return to driving. Although a seemingly mundane question, patients rely on their ability to drive in order to work, take care of their families, and perform day-to-day tasks, making it an important landmark on their road to recovery. Patients who are currently taking narcotic medications, are wearing restrictive medical devices, or have inadequate fracture healing all pose a potential risk to themselves and others if they operate a motor vehicle. Despite objective data on when a patient physically might be able to perform the tasks required to drive safely, practitioners often provide nonstandardized recommendations largely due to a lack of formal recommendations from any governing body. It is important to adhere to evidence-based practices for the safety of the patient and provider. This review aims to aggregate the literature on return to driving after fracture to provide a succinct overview of the data and recommendations. Level of Evidence: Level IV. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.