Details re:EPF surgery?

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Posted by Jean on May 02, 1998 at 22:59:02:
I was wondering if anyone has had EPF surgery and was aware of what the procedure was like while it was being performed.
During my surgery I was entirely awake amd aware of what was being done. I noticed that when the surgeon was done cutting he removed the scope and then decided to insert it again and have another look.

I have had a really difficult time with the healing process. After 4 months I still have an incredible amount of pain at the surgery site and frequent sharp pain all over the heel when I walk.
Could inserting the scope more than once cause extra tissue damage or am I just really slow in healing?
The surgeon seemed to think I should have no pain after a couple of weeks but my family doctor had a look at it and said there is still a fair amount of swelling in the heel and that it could take up to a year to heal. Why is there such a difference of opinion within the medical profession or is it that surgeons won't admit anything less than a perfect result?? HELP!!

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