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    How long am I off my feet after Bunion surgery?

    How long am I off my feet after Bunion surgery?
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    Dr Janan Chandrananth

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Dr Janan has a unique, specialised international experience and also grew up locally in nearby Beaconsfield. He obtained his medical degree at the University of … View Profile

    We aim to get you walking day 1. You are fitted with a special post-operative shoe that helps put most of your weight through the heel rather than the front of your foot. You will be in this shoe for about 6 weeks. Depending on the time of your operation you may be able to go home the same day, otherwise you will stay in hospital overnight. You will expect some postoperative pain and swelling, and the pain starts to improve after a day or so. You are advised not to do any heavy lifting or strenuous activities for 6 weeks after which you can gradually return to full duties.

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