I am 8 weeks post op and in my late 50’s. I’m supposed to start walking without my crutches next week. I have a plate and pins and had a dislocated fracture and powdered the bone. I can’t imagine giving up the crutches yet and after reading the above I can see it’s a confidence issue. However, I did find great crutches! Mobilegs – they are light weight, easy on the hands and shoulders. They cost around $100 but are so much more comfortable.