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The typical full recovery time after bunion surgery is 6 months, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. This is the average length of time that the foot is swollen following surgery. As such, it is rec... More »

The recovery period for bunion surgery can take from six weeks to six months, WebMD says. The recovery period depends on the amount of affected bone and soft tissue. More »

The recovery time for hammertoe surgery is approximately two to three weeks, and the recovery time for bunion surgery is approximately six weeks to six months, reports WebMD and the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Soci... More »

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It usually takes at least a week for patients to return to driving after bunion surgery, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Recovery times vary depending on the type of procedure performed, with t... More »

The recovery time for hammertoe surgery is approximately two to three weeks, and the recovery time for bunion surgery is approximately six weeks to six months, reports WebMD and the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Soci... More »

Swelling after bunion surgery often lasts for nine to 12 months, according to MedlinePlus. To help reduce swelling, patients need to elevate the affected foot whenever seated or lying. More »

Most individuals who undergo bunion surgery are off work for eight weeks, but a physiotherapist who is familiar with the procedure is helpful in facilitating recovery when returning to non- or low-impact activities, acco... More »