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I'm three days post tkr and am just wondering when will I be able to sleep on my side?

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    I can't sleep on my back so i pretty much slept on my side from the off... I'm 20 days post op and still sleep on my side..... I place the operated leg over the other one ,,,, and on my other side I'm able to rest one leg on top of the other ,,, i know lots of people use pillows,, best of luck ,,,

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    When ever it feels comfortable, it took me about a month before I could, but I spent three weeks with my leg in a cpm which I left running overnight to improve flexion. Try putting a pillow between your knees to cushion it 
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    I’m 6 weeks and still can’t lie on my side,in fact I still sleeping in my recliner.From what I’ve read it seems everyone is different.A lady in same ward as me could sleep on her side on day 2.
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    Whenever it feels comfortable.  Most of us have used a pillow between the knees.
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    I cannot get comfortable sleeping on my back either,when I had my TKR it was 2-3 weeks before I got on my side,but for me sleep was a problem not pain just discomfort as others have said a pillow between your legs will help one thing did help when I was trying to sleep on my back was a pillow under the length of my leg so much more comfortable,but never put a cushion or pillow under your knee only,but the whole length was fine.
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    I wore my brace when I slept for about 5 weeks it helped with the sleep I can sleep on my side now without brace but there is still an ache put a pillow between your knees it will help alot
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