Thanks everyone for the input, but I think this thread might help explain more of how confusing all this might be. There certainly doesn't seem to be any one right way to attack an injury like this. People simply have varying opinions, which makes sense. Ultimately, all the dicussion here has helped me and I think I might elect to go to a Sports Rehab Clinic somewhere. My hope is they have doctors that can diagnose exactly what my issues are, how they can be repaired, and maintained long-term.
I only wish I could find more information around those here in Houston. I've got to believe there are plenty of high-level competitive players here and I wonder who they might recommend for injuries like this. I'll continue to hunt around and if I ever find more information I'll post it back here.