Most bunion surgeries are done as an outpatient procedure. There are many surgeries where you can walk the same day, either using a post op shoe or a walking cast boot. Some bunion, or hallux abducto valgus, surgeries do require you to be non-weight bearing so you may need to use crutches or a roll about walker for a period of time.
The type and severity of the bunion determine which procedure will need to be performed and the post op care needed.
For further information call Harvey R. Danciger, DPM in Palm Desert, CA at 760-568-0108.