Anonymous asked in HealthGeneral Health CareInjuries · 10 months ago

Is 5 weeks enough time to heal from bunion surgery?

I’m only 22 so hopefully that’s beneficial in speeding up the healing process. I’m having Screws and a plate put in my foot. I’ll be no weight bearing for 2 weeks and then another 2 weeks with a boot. Based off experiences of anyone else does 5 weeks sound like enough time to heal and go back to my factory job. My doctor said 5-6 weeks is fine but I’m just a little nervous about it and would like some reassurance. I’m also very nervous about this surgery.  Thank you. 

2 Answers

  • 10 months ago

    Your surgeon should have counseled you on the procedure and the effects Prior to the procedure so you could make an informed decision.

    You should have gotten a PAPER detailing the care and expected results, listing the follow up  office visit and any treatments during recovery.

  • 10 months ago

    Two weeks off is likely to be plenty of time if you can work with the boot on.  Otherwise 5 weeks will likely work unless you heal more slowly than normal.

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