Now more than ever, health care professionals are being asked to show the benefits of the treatment they provide. Insurance companies, employers, and patients are unwilling to pay for or receive treatment unless it has proven effective. The best way to evaluate treatment is to look at the whole picture before and after.
By comparing your function and satisfaction before and after treatment, you can tell whether the treatment is working. In your case, this might be very helpful if you ever need a knee replacement for the other leg or a second replacement for the knee in question.
Test results are also used by doctors to make treatment recommendations for other patients. Ultimately, tests like these help doctors plan better treatment for all patients.