Walking After Bunion Surgery: Is It Possible?

November 20, 2014 6:59 PM

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Bunion Surgery recovery is not as debilitating as it used to be. In my NYC bunion surgery practice, the prolonged use of casts and crutches is something of the past. Modern medical implants designed to hold the bones steady have allowed some surgeons to walk their patients right after their bunion surgery -- rather than be confined to casts and crutches. This can be done for bunions of all sizes.

Bunion Surgery Healing Time Bunion surgery generally involves repositioning the maligned bones with a bone cut (osteotomy) and/or bone mending procedure (fusion). As such, the time it takes for bones to set/mend in the corrected position generally takes six weeks. Smokers and those in poor medical h...

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