Can bunion and hammertoe surgery be done at the same time?
Often times, when patients with hammertoes have bunions or other foot deformities on the same foot, surgery can be done at the same time. When there are bilateral deformities (present of both feet) surgical options become more complex and may vary.
What is the recovery time for bunion and hammertoe surgery?
For hammertoe surgery, general recovery can take about 6 weeks, while a full recovery may take 6 months to a year. In both cases, there will be a period of time when you will need to keep weight off your foot as much as possible.
What happens after bunion and hammer toe surgery?
In general, it takes approximately 6 weeks to 3 months to fully recover from surgery. Many patients can walk immediately following surgery in a stiff-soled, surgical shoe or boot. Patients can typically return to normal activities after 2-3 months.
What you may not know is that bunions and hammertoes commonly occur together in the same foot, and are interrelated in terms of how they develop. Simply put, having a bunion makes it more likely that you’ll develop a hammertoe.
How long does a PIN stay in a toe after hammertoe surgery?
You will have a pin in your toe for 4 weeks after surgery. This pin will be removed in the office at your second post-op appointment. You will be given a post-op shoe to use after surgery. You should use this shoe for walking for a total of 4 weeks after surgery.
Is bunion and hammertoe surgery painful?
Most our bunion surgery patients: feel only mild discomfort in the several days after surgery. walk immediately after the procedure with protective footwear. resume footwear between 10 days and three weeks after surgery, depending on the procedure.
Is bunion surgery worth having?
If a bunion is not painful, surgery is not usually recommended. Bunions often get worse over time, but surgery is not recommended to prevent bunions from worsening, and oftentimes, proper footwear and other preventive care can slow down the progression of a bunion.
How bad is pain after bunion surgery?
You will have pain and swelling that slowly improves in the 6 weeks after surgery. You may have some minor pain and swelling that lasts as long as 6 months to a year. After surgery, you will need to wear a cast or a special type of shoe to protect your toe and to keep it in the right position for at least 3 to 6 weeks.