When to consider surgery?
Surgery is advised if non-surgical treatment fails.
Ganglion Cyst Surgery
The excision surgery involves removal of the mass and a small amount of the tissue of origin. This can be performed safely under local anaesthetic. For those patients who do not like the thought of needles, the procedure can be performed as day surgery under general or twilight anaesthetic.
Although you are allowed to walk on your foot after surgery (in a post-operative shoe) it is best to completely rest your foot and elevation is encouraged in the first 1 – 2 weeks following surgery.
Full recovery usually takes around 3-4 weeks, and sports activities may resume around this time.