@saeternes: I really should first look up info regarding nerve ablation, but since you have first hand experience (uncomfortable, I get it), what exactly was the reasoning to do this prior to TKR? I know that some nerves will be cut during the surgery, unavoidably, and most (?) are supposed to regenerate eventually. Mine – no idea which were cut – all seemed to come back within a fairly short period. If I remember correctly, by the time I stopped PT, around 12 weeks or so, I had no more dead spots around the knee, all the feeling had come back 100%. Therapist did say that this is not really the norm, but not that exceptional either. Was your procedure connected to the Mako surgery? I had a hurry-up, get it done, plain-jane standard knee replacement because of time constraints. Yes, sounds absolutely crazy and stupid, but not knowing better at the time, I’m glad it worked out just fine, anyway. Not a walk in the park by any means, but I toughed it out. Made up for exquisite techniques by gritting teeth, and working my butt off. Wish I could take a selfie of my bent knees in comparison – you’d be hard pressed to tell which one is the artificial one!