Re: Bunion Surgery - How long did it take you to ditch the crutches?
There are so many variations to the bunionectomy that it's difficult to give standard answers. Factors include type of bunion, severity of bunion, procedure performed, age, general health, post-op instructions, post-op footwear (shoe, boot, cast, etc.), and varying doctor philosophies to name a few.
That said, I had a chevron bunionectomy 3 months ago. I dropped the crutches around the house at about week 3 and dropped them completely around week 4. But it was very slow going getting around on the gimpy foot until about week 8. However, lots of people are NWB for much longer. You really have to defer to your doctor's advice on when he/she recommends putting weight on the foot.
My doc said to walk on my heel from the beginning but I couldn't do that comfortably until day 18...which just happened to coincide with my first day back to work.