I read that the average long-term recovery for TKR patients is approximately 6 months although it can take up to a year to be totally complete and feel normal again. What is normal? I’m in my 22 month post TKR with progress subsiding in the 5th month. Both my Orthopedist and Physical Therapist were pleased with my progress but I’m constantly reminded that I have a prosthetic knee that gives me pain, limited range of motion, and the never ending clunking (some call it clicking) whenever I move my knee. Simply walking gives a feeling that the knee is not connected. The incision has healed remarkably well.