So I have been having trouble with my knee for the better part of 3 years. 2007 I had it scoped to remove a cyst under my kneecap, and clean up some cartilage. End of 2008 I tore ACL in the same knee, and had it "repaired" in January last year. I have had nothing but problems with it since. I cant keep my knee bent for longer than 10 minutes; it constantly locks up on me (particularly when I'm sleeping and I roll over); its swollen up on me here and there; and there's been times where its flat out given out on me and I almost land on my ass. My doctor now wants to do a "knee reconstruction", because he believes the repair they did on the ACL might not have taken, and he thinks I've done some damage to the meniscus. I've got an MRI scheduled for tonight, and he said that if they do the reconstruction, its about 3 weeks on crutches, and 6 month recovery. Now, I'm a tough sumbitch, and my leg hurts every day all day; some days are better than others, it just depends on what I do. I just wonder if they do need to do the surgery, should I give up on riding this year and schedule it as soon as possible, or should I wait until around Sept/Oct (still good riding months, I know). From my ACL repair that I had last year in January, I was back out riding by end of March. Anyone who's had a similar operation, how long did it take ya before you got back on the road?