I would say that part of finding an OS since Dr. T is not an option is to get more familiar with what exactly he would do, specifically what the graft is for. You can request your records from his office which will detail his notes, and probably even phone the office and just ask the question of his nurse. Most doctors offices allow a patient to communicate questions for the doctor through a nurse or secretary, who will then phone the patient back with the answer.You can't find a doctor to do what Dr. T would do without knowing what all he would do.I'm a big believer in the patient knowing what is going on and having a good understanding of what is being suggested before proceeding. That's just how I roll, it's what helps me feel comfortable. In this case, it might help you better track down a surgeon that shares Dr. T's philosophy and approach.Dr. T is great, but he's not the only PF specialist out there and he's not the only one that won't do a lateral release on you, even though it might not seem like that.
RLE, it could be tone is not conveyed well on the internet, but you sound pretty apologetic in your reply to me (which I'm just now seeing thanks to the notification emails that never seem to come for me...). I wasn't attacking you (and I hope it didn't come off that way), just trying to help give you some hope of finding a surgeon who could help you since Dr. T's wait was so long. Glad you were able to sneak in on the waiting list, that's awesome! Hope your recovery is as smooth as can be.