It has been 15 months since my surgery and the tight band has improved somewhat but still exists but to a lesser level. It doesn't bother me or hinder me like it did before except when climbing stairs, etc. Since that surgery, I had the right knee done in September 2019 with robotic assisted surgery and a different surgeon. That knee now 7 months out is still a little tight, but I don't notice it for the most part. The difference is noticeable and I would recommend robotic assisted surgery over traditional Total knee replacement as it is more precise.