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!

Thanks,
Eric