Re: Knee Consultation
An arthroscopy is key hole surgery, so sounds like you'll be having an operation anyway.
Huge number of structures that may have been injured in the knee itself, especially during football, but as a general guide I've had probably 1 or 2 patients that haven't been back to reasonable function after 4-6 weeks at a maximum. The longer recovery tends to be more damage, and often that isn't kept waiting as long as 8 months to be seen anyway. Depending on the injury you may or may not be full weight bearing post op, so there's a potential for crutches, but at 10 weeks I would expect you not to be needing them if recovery follows the usual pattern. And football next August/September sounds reasonable providing you follow a decent rehabilitation programme to the letter under professional instruction.