How can you sleep on side after total knee replacement surgery?

Pillow. There is no physical reason preventing you from sleeping on your side. You might try a pillow between your legs if you find it uncomfortable while your knee recovers.
Yes. I do not restict my patients from sleeping on their side after knee replacement surgery.
Wesy. All u have @ do is put a nice long soft pillow between ur legs and sleep away. U may need 2 1 between knees & 1 between lower leg so it also remains suported.U can try all kinds of pillows and pack them around 4 comfort also.

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What are the exercises after total knee replacement surgery?

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You will do many. Different exercises. However, there are two main areas that a pt will work with you. First, you will need to work on stretching your hamstrings, making sure you get your knee in full extension. The second, which is very close to this, is quadriceps strengthening. Overall gait stabilization is also important. Pre-surgery exercises programs have demonstrated success in better post-surgery outcomes. Read more...

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