Afraid of having your painful bunion fixed because you’ve heard the recover is very long? This is not always the case. The outcome varies depending on the severity of the bunion which also correlates with how long it has been present.
Procedure section typically will vary upon the severity of the deformity as well as a patient’s age.
Here’s an example of bunion surgery performed on a 55 year old female who had a mild/moderate bunion which required a simple procedure involving realigning the joint. She was allowed to bear weight immediately post operatively and used crutches as needed. At three weeks progression moves from a surgical shoe/cam walker to a running shoe. After 6-8 weeks patient will be allowed to begin exercising and more rigorous activity.