Total Knee Replacement Expectations
Following surgery and therapy, you can expect that your knee will function much better after knee replacement surgery. The results are generally good for most people, and outcomes continue to get better. More than 80 out of 100 patients have almost complete relief from pain and are eventually able to walk and go up and down stairs without the use of a walker or other assistance device. Furthermore, the implants are now lasting longer. For example, more than 95 out of 100 implants are lasting 10 to 15 years or longer. However, it is important to remember that this artificial knee joint will feel differently from your normal knee.
Because individual situations can vary, if you have any questions about your expectations for total knee replacement, be sure to discuss your particular situation with your healthcare provider. It is important that your expectations match those of your healthcare provider.