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Just had knee surgery. A tto on right knee. I wake up in the middle of the night to enormous pain due to sleeping in the same position. Knee is braced?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

In brief: How long?

Muscles and tendons stiffen related to the recent surgery and inflammation.
Continued movement prevents this such as in patients that can those mobilizers. This can help. Also planned waking at night to stretch can be helpful. Make sure knee is supported with pillow during night to prevent stretch. Talk to your doctor/surgeon.

In brief: How long?

Muscles and tendons stiffen related to the recent surgery and inflammation.
Continued movement prevents this such as in patients that can those mobilizers. This can help. Also planned waking at night to stretch can be helpful. Make sure knee is supported with pillow during night to prevent stretch. Talk to your doctor/surgeon.
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