If you are able to have the Z-bunionectomy, and you have a sedentary job, you should be able to return back to work in about a week. If you are on your feet for most of the day we estimate that you should be able to return to work in about 2 weeks.
However, if your bunion is more severe you will need to take somewhere between 6-8 weeks off and you may require a cast for part of this time.
The only way to determine exactly how long you will need to be out if to have a complete exam and x-rays done by a qualified podiatrist.
Below is an article where Dr. Parker is featured speaking about the Z-bunionectomy. A surgical procedure often used to correct a Bunion with minimal down time. Dr. Parker was the first podiatrist in Houston to perform the procedure.