FIRST you should ask this Q of your orthopod. He/she will give you the most accurate answer. Every patient is different. Joan Benoit ran an Olympic marathon one day after having a knee 'scoped to remove scar tissue. Grandpa Jones might take half a year before he feels he can walk normally again. I think most folks will take a bit longer than Ms Benoit but much shorter than Gramps.
SECOND - My experience with 'scopes (I've had 2) is that your recovery time depends largely on three things. (1) Your fitness pre-op. (2) Your surgeon's technique (the more refined, the less the swelling). (3) Your body's typical swelling response and time to reduction. What slows down your ability to perform is the fluid held within the joint capsule, which restricts knee articulation. The faster your body gets rid of the fluid, the faster you can return to activity.
Hope this helps. Don't forget -- ASK YOUR ORTHOPOD!! [img]smile.gif[/img]