That's what moderators and FAs are for. We monitor all over the forum all day and will keep your thread bumped to the top so that you get the answers you need. There is no average time. Use the walker as long as you need it. Transition only when you feel confident and no longer limp. Most new hippies feel there is a leg length difference (LLD). In most cases it is as you describe - muscles have atrophied over time and they just need to get working again. Ease into this the work slowly to rebuild the muscle tone. Remember this is not training - it's healing. The feeling of LLD usually just fade with time.