There are different types of bunion surgeries, just as there are different cases of hallux valgus. The severity of the deformity and type of surgical treatment are just two of the factors that may affect the recovery time.
With Dr. K’s minimally invasive and cosmetically aesthetic bunion surgical procedure, patients are able to get back on their feet in as little as 2-4 weeks. With traditional treatments, it would take you at least 8 weeks for the bone to mend, and you’d most likely be in a cast with crutches. However, full recovery from the procedure typically takes 3 to 6 months.
After the dressing has been removed, you should be able to use normal footwear, but avoid wearing high heels or narrow fitting shoes for several months. Choose shoes that are wide and soft to minimize any pressure on the operated area, and to allow the bones to recover in the right position.
Size of Incision? 5-10 MM
Recovery Time? 2-4 WEEKS
Pain & Swelling? VIRTUALLY NONE
Dr. K offers minimally invasive bunion surgical procedure with a small incision, which reduces scarring and speeds up recovery time. The non-weight bearing and time spent in a cast is reduced to 2-3 weeks from the usual 8-12 weeks. You can even resume your daily activities right after the procedure, but it’s recommended that avoid any weight for the first 1-2 weeks for optimal healing and recovery.
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