The affected area is elevated for up to two days to help reduce swelling. You may experience discomfort, swelling and tenderness for two to six weeks. You will need to change your bandages and dressings periodically. If the cyst was on your hand or wrist area, you will need to wear a splint or a brace to immobilize the area and minimize postoperative pain. As the incision heals, it is important to watch for signs of infection, including redness, swelling or discharge. Usually, physical therapy is not necessary after ganglion cyst removal. But if you have new problems with joint stiffness, therapy may help you regain strength in your hand, wrist or foot. Though rare, injury to nerves, blood vessels or tendons may occur. These could result in weakness, numbness or restricted motion. Unfortunately, there’s no guarantee that a ganglion cyst won’t recur, even after surgery.
There is a lack of consensus over the percentage of ganglion cysts that return after surgery, but according to medical research it’s an average of 46%. Even with surgery there are no guarantees. (Details)
The best way to ensure total extraction is to remove it from the inside, from the nucleus. That is how G-Relief® & the I.B.V.S System works. It is designed to gently reinforce your metabolism and immune system, effectively dissolving & removing ganglion wrist and knee cysts into your bloodstream at its very core.