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Offline Douglas Fir

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Tibial Plateau Fracture type V: sleeping on side safe?
« on: August 11, 2017, 04:51:13 AM »
Hello,

I had ORIF surgery June 22 for a bicondylar TPF. I have been in a Velcro brace for 6 weeks, doing PT every day, permitted 20lbs weight-bearing.

I was never told by my OS about sleep position. For the first month, I slept on my back with the knee elevated. But for the past two weeks I have been rolling over on my sides (both) and resting my bad knee on a pillow at my side.
Is this going to harm the knee? Is this considered "weight bearing", since I am resting the side of my knee against the bed?
I know I should call my OS, but he is extremely busy at a major hospital and he's only in the office one day a week, so I haven't as of yet.
Any thoughts?

Offline Exmtnbiker

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Re: Tibial Plateau Fracture type V: sleeping on side safe?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2017, 04:57:15 PM »
I don't know the answer but I've been doing the same thing.  I put a pillow long-ways between my legs and, so far, so good.  I just can't sleep on my back!

 

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