I shattered my patella about 4 weeks ago and am alot of pain. I had surgery and they could only save two med. size pieces which they wired together and put a cable in my leg. I am on a walker, but dr. does not want me to put much weight on leg because of pain. One dr. said 6 weeks before they took cable out of my leg and one said 6 months. What is the normal time. My leg is in a imobilizer right now. When can I expect pain to go away and to walk again without walker?