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

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In brief: Depends

On procedure, age and healing ability.
Bone normally takes 6 weeks to heal if stabilized properly.

In brief: Depends

On procedure, age and healing ability.
Bone normally takes 6 weeks to heal if stabilized properly.
Dr. Ronald Oberman
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Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: 8 weeks

Depending on the procedure but normal bone healing takes place in about 8 weeks from the time of surgery.
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In brief: 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.
Dr. Adam Teichman
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Depends...

Factors that may speed your recovery include: immobilization, elevation, good nutrition, follow your physicians’ instructions and do not smoke.
Bone healing usually takes 4-8 weeks depending on the type of procedure. Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health.

In brief: Depends...

Factors that may speed your recovery include: immobilization, elevation, good nutrition, follow your physicians’ instructions and do not smoke.
Bone healing usually takes 4-8 weeks depending on the type of procedure. Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health.
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry

In brief: Likely 4-8 weeks.

There are many different types of bunionectomy, but the most common involve a small bone cut, sliding a portion of the bone back into place to straighten the foot, and using a small screw to hold it firmly while you heal.
While bone typically takes 6-8 weeks to completely heal, you're generally functional and weight bearing before that, but you can be swollen for up to 6 months.

In brief: Likely 4-8 weeks.

There are many different types of bunionectomy, but the most common involve a small bone cut, sliding a portion of the bone back into place to straighten the foot, and using a small screw to hold it firmly while you heal.
While bone typically takes 6-8 weeks to completely heal, you're generally functional and weight bearing before that, but you can be swollen for up to 6 months.
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