How BUNION SURGERY Can Help You Reclaim Your Active Lifestyle

FAQ Bunion

An In-Depth Guide to Bunions and How Bunion Surgery Can Help You


Bunion FAQ

A: Bunion surgery usually takes between 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the complexity of the procedure and the specific surgical technique used. Minimally invasive bunion surgery tends to be quicker than traditional open surgery.

A: Recovery time varies depending on the type of bunion surgery performed and individual factors. Patients can often return to normal activities within 3-6 weeks for minimally invasive bunion surgery. Traditional bunion surgery may require 6-12 weeks for a full recovery. Your surgeon will provide a personalized recovery timeline based on your specific procedure and needs.

A: Most patients will need to wear a special surgical shoe, boot, or cast for several weeks following bunion surgery. This protective footwear helps to stabilize the foot, reduce pressure on the surgical site, and promote proper healing.
A: During the surgery, you will be under anaesthesia and feel no pain. Postoperative pain can vary, but most patients experience moderate discomfort that can be managed with prescribed pain medications and proper postoperative care. Minimally invasive bunion surgery often results in less postoperative pain compared to traditional open surgery.
A: While bunion surgery aims to correct the underlying problem and provide long-lasting relief, there is a chance that bunions may return in some cases. Recurrence can be due to improper surgical technique, failure to address the root cause, or not following postoperative instructions. Choosing an experienced surgeon and adhering to postoperative care guidelines can help minimize the risk of bunion recurrence.
A: The timeline for wearing regular shoes after bunion surgery depends on the type of procedure and your individual healing progress. Generally, patients can transition back to regular shoes within 4-8 weeks following surgery. Your surgeon will monitor your progress and provide specific guidance based on your recovery.
A: As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications associated with bunion surgery. These may include infection, blood clots, nerve damage, delayed healing, or recurrence of the bunion. Choosing an experienced surgeon and following postoperative care instructions can help minimize these risks.
A: Most health insurance plans cover medically necessary bunion surgery, but coverage may vary depending on your specific plan and the type of procedure performed. It’s essential to consult with your insurance provider to determine your coverage and any out-of-pocket costs you may incur.