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Three years after the TKR operation. Stiffness and pain are the main issues. But, at age 69 running is anyhow out of the question. Standing not recommended. Walking short distances, only. Limited extension/flexion means limping. However, driving works beautifully since my successful cataract operation ( new bi-focal lenses). Automatic transmission, of course. If you really need to step walk and stand around the option is "revision, " i.e., big operation with a new implant and all the associated risks. The pain problem. If you really need to walk and stand a lot take 50 mg Tramadol with strong coffee No Sugar! (control your weight!). Otherwise, half a capsule = 25 mg will do. Or try without, i.e., Aspirin or Paracetamol. Or if you're a diehard no medicine just bear the limp and the pain. And consider a revision - with all associated risks. Bangkok-Johnny 'Still Limping'
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