Total Knee Replacements are very successful procedures with very good outcomes improving a patients quality of life and most importantly getting rid of the arthritic pain. For the past 5 -10 years, studies have usually recorded 95% good to excellent results.More recently, the longevity of total knee joint replacements have increased. In some cases it will outlast the persons life span.This arthritic pain pretty much disappears immediately after the operation.Our patients walk 3-4 hours after surgery and can put all the weight through that leg.Swelling & Bruising?: extensive swelling & bruising can be found in some patients. Sometimes from the thigh down to the foot. At times the bruising can be quite dramatic, but it will resolve with time and can take some weeks to occasionally months.