Hello, I am big into fitness and basketball as well. Ive had knee problems since i was about 20 and now im 22. I had it diagnosed as chronic patellar tendonitis with calcium deposit. I received therapy, and it didnt do a whole lot. I received some kind of treatment with electrodes and some type of liquid to penetrate and try and break up the calcium deposit. Neither techniques really did much for me. This was over a year ago and it seems lately like its getting worse and ive laid of lifting with my legs, and all i do is play basketball. I wear a patellar tendon strap to keep my knee from swelling when i play, but as soon as i take it off it swells like crazy. I really want to get this removed but i know nothing about scoping and any of that. Someone please let me know what can be done. and around how much time off am i gonna be lookin at here.. some people have told me this should be a fairly simple procedure. thank you for any advice u can give me.