i will have to look through my info ,but i "think " i did read that some operations are not prefered because due to the weak connective tissue they do not last long ,and you are back to square one ,HOWEVER dont quote me on this
becka have you asked if your surgeon has got other patients in his care who suffer from HMS or similar conditions ,then atleast you know he knows what he is talking about
have you got a physio ,if so ask their advice ,and also podiatrists maybe also able to shed light on it ,because they deal with the feet going upwards ,and physio's can be knowledgable about muscles and ligaments
personally i would check with them first
as for slow healing ,hmmmmmm ,after my arthroscopy on my left knee 4 years ago ,my knee had 1 inch of padding ,and bandaging .
in the next bed lay someone who had just had a knee replacement ,with a normal pad dressing and tape to cover the scar
says it all
and when the physio came along to give exercises to them to do (knee replacement) she looked at me weird,exclaiming she had been told to "go easy on me " only light exercises to be given