Advertisement - Hide this advert

Author Topic: tibial tubercle osteotomy- recovering  (Read 232 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Rebecca17522

  • MICROgeek (<20 posts)
  • *
  • Posts: 9
  • Liked: 0
tibial tubercle osteotomy- recovering
« on: July 21, 2018, 02:02:44 AM »
I had a tibial tubercle osteotomy done on my left knee 2.5 weeks and I have been sleeping on my back ever since. However, recently I have been finding it uncomfortable sleeping on my back and would like to sleep on my side. Is it too early to start sleeping on my side after this major operation? Is it essential that I sleep with my knee elevated and sleep on my back?
08/15/2017- Lateral Release (LK)
07/03/2018- tibial tubercle osteotomy (LK)

Offline Vickster

  • Administrator
  • SuperKNEEgeek
  • *****
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 4736
  • Liked: 390
  • Neelie knee!
Re: tibial tubercle osteotomy- recovering
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2018, 11:24:25 AM »
Could you sleep on your good side with pillows between your legs to support the bad knee? And under your legs for some elevation? Id think the crucial thing is to keep your leg elevated while sitting. After all your legs are elevated in bed :)

If concerned, check with your Physio or surgeon.
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09
LK arthroscopy 8/2/10
2nd scope on 16/12/10
RK arthroscopy on 5/2/15
Lateral meniscus trim, excision of hoffa's fat pad, chondral stabilisation
LK scope 10.1.19 medial menisectomy, trochlea microfracture, general tidy up