I have seen before and after photos, and it's really excited me to see how some have straightened out after the TKR.. Currently, my left knee "caves in" and completely touches my right knee. It's deformed, looks like a bent twig. Since having seen after photos where the leg is returned to the normal position, I realize the limb can be straight. Since my left knee caved in, and worsened, I notice that I walk on the outer "edge" of my left foot. It's as if all of my mechanics are completely out of whack. My question is, will my stride and ability to properly walk return to me, bit by bit? I want to be patient, and do realize that all of these issues did not arise all at once, that things happened a little at a time, so assume that they will return in the same fashion?