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How long after bunion surgery do I use crutches?

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Dr Libby Putnam
Podiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends.

Depending on your procedure, you may be able to bear weight after surgery, or you may be non-weight-bearing for several weeks after. Ask your surgeon how severe your bunion is, and how aggressive a procedure you need.
More aggressive procedures require non-weight-bearing afterward on crutches.

In brief: Depends.

Depending on your procedure, you may be able to bear weight after surgery, or you may be non-weight-bearing for several weeks after. Ask your surgeon how severe your bunion is, and how aggressive a procedure you need.
More aggressive procedures require non-weight-bearing afterward on crutches.
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Dr Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: May vary.

Depends on the procedure.
Some bunionectomy procedures require strict immobilization while others do not.

In brief: May vary.

Depends on the procedure.
Some bunionectomy procedures require strict immobilization while others do not.
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Dr Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: Depends on surgery

There are 100+ different types of bunion corrections.
Some allow you to weight bear immediately after surgery in a post-operative shoe or brace while others may require you to use crutches for a period of time sometimes up to 4-8 weeks.

In brief: Depends on surgery

There are 100+ different types of bunion corrections.
Some allow you to weight bear immediately after surgery in a post-operative shoe or brace while others may require you to use crutches for a period of time sometimes up to 4-8 weeks.
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