Please describe the recovery process following bunionplasty?


How long will it take before I can be up and walking again?  I am a woman 33 years of age and live in the lower east side of New York County.

The recovery after bunion surgery, in my New York City bunion surgery practice, is typically 6 weeks for the bone to mend.  I developed the bunionplasty℠ procedure to provide a cosmetic approach to bunions by hiding the incision and performing special plastic surgery closure.  As far as the recovery, with the implant I developed (contours lapidus plating system) I am able to mobilize patients immediately after surgery in a small surgical shoe regardless of the size of the bunion, which is different than older methods that require casts to the knee and crutches for non-weightbearing.

 

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