I had compartment release surgery on both legs yesterday. I am on a lot of pain medication. There was little doubt that the surgery was absolutely necessary once the operation started. My surgeon described the fascia covering my anterior compartment as scarred and as thick as an orange peel. The operation took longer than planned because I also had scar tissue binding down a nerve. Scraping the tissue away from the nerve was delicate work. Using three incisions per leg, all five of my compartments were released on each leg. The doctors were surprised by how much repair was needed but they were very happy with the results. I can’t wait to get out skating on healthy legs.