I had a minor fracture of the tibia (or fibula -- I get them mixed up) a few months ago but it is healed now. I was on crutches but can now walk --carefully -- but my physician suggested I use 1 crutch to steady myself until the muscles strengthen themselves again (have exercises to do for that). A cane is not recommended because it means leaning over and actually interferes with balance, in my case anyway.
I find using one crutch to be awkward and think a walking stick, like the ones you see in hiking pictures, would be the way to go. Something I can grip at close to shoulder level and use like a ski pole to steady myself as needed. But where can I buy something like this? Mountain Equipment Co-Op? Sports stores? Ideas welcomed.