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What's the recovery time after hallux rigidus/bone spur surgery?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
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In brief: It depends...

Usually 4-6 weeks but it depends on the type of procedure performed and on the individual that it was performed on.
Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health.

In brief: It depends...

Usually 4-6 weeks but it depends on the type of procedure performed and on the individual that it was performed on.
Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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In brief: It differs...

Depending on the person and what procedure is done for your correction.
The good thing is that most doctors want you to get up and moving the joint right away after surgery. There really should be little interruption in your normal activities. Of course, this is all done within reason - ask your podiatrist for details.

In brief: It differs...

Depending on the person and what procedure is done for your correction.
The good thing is that most doctors want you to get up and moving the joint right away after surgery. There really should be little interruption in your normal activities. Of course, this is all done within reason - ask your podiatrist for details.
Dr. David Hettinger
Dr. David Hettinger
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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: 1-3 months

Depends on the type of procedure performed.
Simple spur removal with no attempt to increase motion can take as little as a month."cheilectomy" where up to a third of the metatarsal head is taken to improve motion takes upto 3 months and requires aggressive range of motion exercises. Fusion of the joint can take 6-12 weeks.

In brief: 1-3 months

Depends on the type of procedure performed.
Simple spur removal with no attempt to increase motion can take as little as a month."cheilectomy" where up to a third of the metatarsal head is taken to improve motion takes upto 3 months and requires aggressive range of motion exercises. Fusion of the joint can take 6-12 weeks.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Dr. Steven Sheskier
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