Short list. Bunion surgery has a good probability of success if the correct procedure and patient are chosen. Possible complications could include infection, stiffness, scarring, problems with bone healing or fixation devices, poor cosmetic result or toe alignment, etc. Most poor results occur with patients who don't follow proper post-op care instructions. Be a good patient and pick a good surgeon.
See below. Infection, prlonged swelling or pain, under or over correction, delayed healing and limitation of range of motion are some of the most common ones.
The most common... Complication associated with bunion surgery is recurrence of the deformity.