How long does it take to recover from bunion surgery?
There is no simple answer to this question since all surgeries and all patients are different. The most common bunion surgery is an Austin bunionectomy. This takes 8-10 weeks for recovery. 4 weeks in a walking cast boot, then 4 weeks in a sneaker. Another common bunion surgery is a Lapidus fusion. This takes 10-12 weeks for recovery. Usually 6-8 weeks in a non-weight bearing fiberglass cast, then two weeks in a walking cast boot followed by 2-4 weeks in a sneaker. Discuss your particular surgery with your surgeon, but these are generalizations.