Improved is not really the word. I do understand that the $$$ paid on the knee for the cruciate is done and that now anything going forward will not be paid? Got it, arthritis is a side effect of the knee injury and therefore no further payments will be made. X-rays were taken to insure everything was still in place as we had unexplained limping so I saw this as a separate issue. So when shopping for insurance not really sure how to account to insure one is covered. Not saying insurance claim was wrong, just not sure going forward if anything having to do with knees is now insured even thou there now could be issues that are now age related, not due to a previous cruciate repair which should actually have reduced the amount of issues going forward.