Being only 7 weeks post-op, I assume the re-injury occurred while you were going down stairs locked in a brace?? Or were you like me and usually braceless, but being "very careful?"
That brings up an interesting question. How long were most of you required by your OS to wear the brace? I'm sure many of you came out early, but what was the "requirement?"
The way it sounds most everyone has their braces on but remain locked at 0. My surgeon unlocked mine at about 4 weeks but kept it on.
Second time around i remember mine wqs still locked at 0 after5-6 weeks but my OS was being more cautious. Als i have a griend who is an orthotist who fabricates custom braces and he did one for me so i didn't have to wear one of those foam and velcro monstrosities when i went back to work on week10. Muc h more light weight. I wore it for about 4 more weeks and dropped it, but walked VERY carefully. I am developing a nice collection of knee braces from this experience, hoping not to have to use any of them again.