Can someone please explain a little more about my surgery I am about to have.  I kinda understand what the Dr. said but I am a little worried that it might be more serious then he is telling me.  He acted like this is no big deal and in 6-8 weeks I will be back to normal.

On my assessment sheet it is written up just like this:   Left knee A/ patellar chondroplasty and lateral release; open excision of calcification at the distal pole of the patella with infrapatellar tendon repair. 

Any website that can show me or explain to me exactly would be appreciated!