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A 40-year-old member asked:

how long does a bunionectomy take?

5 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Mihalich
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 21 years experience
45 minutes to 1 hour: 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Dr. Selene Parekh
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 22 years experience
Length surgery: It depends. There are 135 different surgeries. Depending on the surgery picked and the skill of the surgeon it can take anywhere 45min to 2 hours.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 14 years experience
Depends: Depending on the procedure(s) selected by the operating surgeon to correct the biomechanical features of the bunion as well as the experience of the surgeon can change the length of the procedure dramatically. Discuss this with your operating surgeon.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 12 years experience
It can vary. : Depending on the procedure, it can take anywhere from 20 minutes from first cut to finishing the bandage application all the way up to 2 hrs if it's in conjunction with other procedures, or involves a joint fusion or other reconstruction. Also take into account the time doing paperwork, checking in, meeting your anesthesiologist, and afterward in the recovery room. This all adds up to several hrs.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Depends on procedure: There are various types of bunionectomy procedures that can be performed. The procedure time can vary from just a few minutes to one to two hours.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

After having a bunionectomy, can I wear high heals?

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Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Generally, about 2/3 of women find that they can wear all of the shoes they want after surgery. There is no absolute restriction against wearing high heels after the surgery heals. However, if the shoe is too small, narrow or pointy, it may be uncomfortable. Also, prolonged wearing of shoes that push the big toe over can result in recurrence of the deformity.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

What type of doctor can order a bunionectomy?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Order or do?: Any doctor can "order" a bunionectomy (actually, request consultation for bunionectomy would be more accurate) but the surgery is performed by podiatrists and orthopedic surgeons.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between a bunionectomy and cheilectomy by podiatrist?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Couple of things: A cheilectomy is usually the removal of boney spurs around the 1st toe joint and may be part of a bunionectomy. There are many bunioectomy procedures, but all involve repostioning a part of the 1st metatarsal and/or 1st toe.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for a bunionectomy to totally heal ?

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Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 19 years experience
8 weeks: Depending on the procedure but normal bone healing takes place in about 8 weeks from the time of surgery. Consult your surgeon for more information on your post op care. Visit eastpennfoot.Com and request our report 10 myths about bunion surgery.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How long does the lapidus bunionectomy take?

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Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
An hour: The actual procedure takes approximately one hour. The recovery takes a few months.

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