Jimmy - The Doc said it was a combination of the bone fragments, scar tissue and torn miniscus that were adding to the pain/locking in the joint. Hopefully, all will be well now after it heals from this surgery trauma
Regarding the knee brace, I asked him about a custom one the other day. He said I shouldn't need to wear one. He said the ghetto neoprene brace (ok, those weren't his exact words) would be fine for now. Once I get my muscle strength back, I shouldn't need a brace.
Mike - I'll be sticking around home for Labor Day this year...have a great time up there!
Lance - Thanks!