Recovery times for bunion surgery can vary depending on which of the many different types of procedures is performed. In general, any sutures resulting from a surgery tend to be removed about 2 weeks following the surgery. Further care is often needed for 6-12 weeks afterward, usually taking the form of changing dressings or using a brace to hold and protect the foot. If there are pins in the foot, they usually come out in 3-4 weeks, but might remain for up to half a year.
Some surgical procedures demand that no weight be placed on the foot for up to 8 weeks. Partial weight is then placed on the foot for a period, using a special shoe or boot to keep the foot from moving too much.
For further advice on bunion surgery and other options for bunion management, call the doctors at Martin Foot and Ankle. Reach our offices in York, Hanover, Lancaster and Lititz, PA by calling (717) 757-3537.