FAQ on Bunions
At what age do bunions usually develop?
Bunions may develop at any age, but they commonly occur among adult women and adolescent girls aged 10 to 15.
Can the bunion come back after surgery?
While bunion surgery can definitively correct the deformity, it is still possible for the bunion to recur due to genetic predisposition and/or unaddressed biomechanical factors.
What happens if a bunion is left untreated?
If left untreated, the bunion usually worsens and becomes even more deformed and painful, which can significantly affect your mobility and choice of footwear. It can also increase the risk of other complications such as crossover toes.
How long does bunion surgery take?
Bunion surgery could take anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour depending on the severity of the bunion and what type of bunion surgery is performed.
Can you walk normally after bunion surgery?
In moderate cases, you may be allowed to bear weight on your feet immediately after the surgery, albeit with assistive devices such as a surgical boot, or crutches. However, in severe cases that require a more extensive surgery, patients may have to stay off their feet for up to around two weeks.
Is bunion surgery covered by insurance?
Generally, yes. Medisave and other private health insurance plans usually cover bunion surgery; however, this also depends on the severity of the bunion.
How much does bunion surgery or treatment cost in Singapore?
The cost of bunion surgery and bunion treatments in Singapore can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. This depends on several factors, such as whether you opt for the procedure at a public or private hospital, your insurance coverage, doctor’s fee, facility fee, type of surgery, and so on.