hi dixie tater,
i am 9 months out of bilateral arthroscopic surgery and my surgeon said i would be " 'A.O.K.', 'like new', 'chewing solid foods' ..." in 4 weeks. um? 9 months - 4 weeks? that is more than a little off, don't you think? i am only now starting to get better (and by that i mean recovering from this "minimally invasive" surgery.) listen, please search this board using the key words like "arthoscopy" "surgery" "arthocentesis"... and read what people had to say about their procedures and their recoveries. it seems these surgeons commonly quote patients a short time frame for recovery. they do not take into account swelling, complications, residual pain from the surgery... i think if you search this board you will find someone who may have had a similar procedure and you may be able to ask more detailed questions about their recovery time. i'm sure you will see my history and if you have any questions i will try to answer them. i though, had a less complicated and less invasive procedure than you will have and am not faring so well.