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What should I expect from my knee replacement in the long term?

It is important to recognize that this is an “artificial joint”. At the end of the day, this is not as good as the knee you were born with. You can expect a lot of improvement in most areas, but a knee replacement is designed to make you “better”, not perfect. Today’s advanced technologies including minimally invasive surgery and computer navigation allow us to make this surgery better and better, but this still is not a perfect procedure - and the recovery process is hard and takes patience.

Here is some information about what you can expect 1 year after a total knee replacement based on several literature-proven scientific studies looking at tens of thousands of patients after knee replacement.

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