Albert - If anybody needed immediate surgery, it was you. My situation is not as bad as yours. Mine is probably more like Wolfington's. I'm gradually coming around to the idea that I must face the fact that I'm going to need surgery.
I can not speak for anyone. Just saying that surgery should also be considered for tears. It has been demonstrated that these tears due to their poor blood supply and inability to rest this part of your body is a slow healer.
I've had PF and i had a similar overuse injury from boxing in the shoulder/elbow. These can all be rested in an easy fashion. The center of your body can not. The blood supply is also much better.
We must each make our own decisions. All I am saying is make sure you take THE EXPERTS (meyers) opinion and consider it instead of excluding it as a viable option.
Who knows how major or minor it is. In fact I had no idea how major my tear was. I also did not know that my adductor was torn either until it was shown to me. I hoped something would be found but i was not sure either.
Surf, you must do what you need to do for yourself and you may have AP and you may not. Only a doctor knows for sure.
My only bone of contention is that you seem to be casting dispersions on surgery and the length of time it takes sutures to heal. Sutures heal much faster than a tear not reattached.
I am done posting. I have some walking to do!
Good luck to everyone on here