I'm really nervous about having knee microfracture surgery for my chondromalacia, what can I expect? Crutches a braces? I'm nervous

Non weight bearing . Micro fracture in essence is creating a fracture to stimulate fibro cartilage to fill in a void. This needs to be protected from load for a minimum 4-6 weeks . Once the micro fracture heals you can progress your weight bearing. Early pt will focus on range of motion strengthening without loading the joint . Typically flexion past 90 is avoided in the short term depending on the region of the fx.
Microfracture. Normal to be nervous with any surgery. You will have some pain that should be easily managed with pain medication. You will be on crutches for 4-6 weeks. A brace is usually not rquired. Good luck.