I'm a right handed, epee fencer, Vet50. I recently suffered & confirmed via MRI a sub-acute tear to my ACL along with some meniscus & cartilage damage on my back leg. I have a surgery consult set for tomorrow 8/16. In 2014, I had hyperextension injury to the same knee. No MRI was done, but pain and laxity in the knee were similar but less to what I'm experiencing now and was ruled a sprain. Following a little over 1.5 months of rest & rehab (no surgery), I returned to fencing with various braces - including a larger & heavier version of this one: It did its job well for most of the 2014-2105 season. I slowly switched to lighter, smaller ones and then to neoprene compression sleeve as the knee improved. Depending on surgery consult tomorrow, I'm interested in what knee braces others have used in competition that they felt provided good support, appropriate movement and balanced with overall weight.