I too along with a few other have had this surgery, but I only had 1 inscion with it, not sure why they used 2 for this procedure unless tendon was hard to find.
As I was waking up from the surgery, my wife told me... that the doc hod told her... that he had a difficult time finding/getting the tendon due to scarring... my surgery was at 5 weeks after the injury... what was to be an ~1 hour surgery turned into ~2 hours... what was to be only 1 incision, turned into 2 incisions, in an attempt to retrieve the tendon.
My doc called me the day after the surgery to check on me... and confirmed everything my wife had told me...
By the way, twilightzone, I can't help but admire the brace you are wearing in your profile picture... we essentially had the same procedure, but, we now have different post-surgery paths that we are on. I was sent home in a sling with no expectation of ever needing to wear a brace... unless I buy one for travel purposes.