My tpf needed surgery – bone grafts, a plate and 6 screws. I had a leg brace too. I am now 8 weeks out of surgery. I was non weight bearing for 6 weeks and started partial WB 2 weeks ago. Hard at first but it is getting better each day by doing lots of the prescribed exercises and just taking it slowly. I can leave off the brace starting today so recovery is happening but it is time that is important. It has to happen slowly so that you fully recover before putting weight on it. Before I found this site, I had no idea of the extent of my injury but most of my questions have been answered here – it is excellent and we are all in the same boat! Just take it slowly and follow all instructions. Good luck in your healing.