Sleeping positions after Orif surgery

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hello i had trimalleolar ankle fracture 28/12/2022 but unfortunately because of the swelling Dr could not operate until 10/1/2023

everything is going good so far stitches aren't off yet i guess 4 more days to go..

my question is is it ok to sleep on the side i tried sleeping on my back first few days after surgery but its impossible..

i got tired and i do sleep on my side now..

no pain so far does this mean im good

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    sleeping on my back after hip surgery was torture. years later more joint replacement surgery i now have no problem sleeping on my back. positioning lots of small pillows under legs in right places heels,dont touch the bed...and shoulders supported by side small pillows has made a huge difference. it takes time to get thru ankle surgery. i broke one ankle and tore ligaments in the other at once by stepping down one step.. yikes..last year. again positioning small 14"x14"pillows in the right places for support makes a world of difference.

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