Dealing with Sleeping Issues After Joint Replacement

Joint replacement is an orthopaedic surgery to replace a damaged joint with an artificial prosthesis. After a hip or knee replacement surgery, you may experience some sleeping issues. For example, you may be accustomed to sleeping on the side that was operated on. Your orthopaedic doctor may ask you not to sleep on the operated side for at least six weeks after the surgery.

Watch the accompanying video to hear the reasoning for this, and to get some tips for improving your sleep after surgery. The orthopaedic surgeon featured here recommends timing your medications so that you take your last dose of pain reliever right before you go to bed.

Hip and knee replacement surgeries are just some of the procedures we perform here at MK Orthopaedics. Call (815) 741-6900 to request a consult for joint replacement surgery in Joliet.

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