How long does it take to be able to weight bear after bunion surgery?

Doctor's Answers (1)

Thank you for your questions regarding MIS bunion surgery.

In general, patients are able to weight bear the same or following  day after surgery. A special post-op hard soled shoe is used, and patients usually are able to weight bear without any issue. Be it conventional open or MIS bunion correction, as the correction is stable, there should be no issue weight bearing.

Of course there will be some aches, but it is generally tolerable with medication, and I usually get the physiotherapist to help the patient out and start learning to walk and weight bearing. They will have another session the following morning after surgery, and should be good to go back home and continue weight bearing.

Hope this answers your questions,

Kind regards

Dr Sean Ng

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