Aspiration of a Ganglion Cyst Procedure and Recovery Time

Aspiration of a Ganglion Cyst Procedure and Recovery Time

Aspiration of a Ganglion Cyst Procedure and Recovery Time : Aspiration is usually the first procedure discussed  in attempting to remove a ganglion cyst at your podiatrist or physician’s office. This technique involves simply penetrating the nodule of  fluid and draining it. It is a very easy and safe procedure to perform that can be done in approximately 15 minutes at the podiatrist’s office after the anesthetic has set it. You can walk on your foot almost immediately unless it is in a sensitive area. Thus except for wound healing, recovery time is very short!



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Ganglion Cyst Aspiration Procedure:

The patients are evaluated 1st at the podiatrists office to make sure what they really have is a ganglion cyst and when the podiatrist is sure that htis is what it is, they will apply some local anesthetic to the skin of the patient to numb the skin before the needle stick.

  • The podiatrist then gets an 18, 22 or 25 gauge needle attached to a 10 ml or more surgery and penetrated the cyst.
  • The podiatrist then slowly removes the fluid by sucking it back into the needle chamber
  • The podiatrist may choose to inject a analgesic medication such as corticosteroid into the joint aft the fluid has been withdrawn to decrease inflammation.
  • A dressing is then applied to the needle stick site, but usually some anti-biotic ointment and a bandage may be applied.
  • The patient will remain for another 20 minutes just to make sure there is no reaction to the treatment.


Ganglion Cyst Aspiration Recovery Time:

The patient is usually completely free to go  after the needle aspiration has taken place with no recovery time beyond a sore needle stick.  The only potential for a longer recovery time is if it is in a sensitive area.

  • Almost no recovery time!


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To consider Aspiration vs simply leaving the cyst, or aspiration vs removal surgery follow this guide!


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The Modern Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist Doctor):Today's podiatrist is required to undergo rigorous medical training that licenses them as physicians with equivalent legal standing to the MD and DO degree (These are physician recognized licenses most common only in the USA). Although admittedly the training does differ between the three degrees. The differences are listed below.In Michigan Podiatrists are trained and authorized to perform surgery in the foot and ankle up to the tibial tubercle below the knee.All our podiatrists and foot doctors have undergone rigorous training including a 4 undergraduate college degree, writing the medical school entrance exam (MCAT), followed by a 4 year medical school degree (DPM - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine),Once podiatrists in the USA complete the rigorous 4 year medical school courses, they are required to complete a minimum of 3 years of a surgical and non-surgical residency program. Some podiatrists and foot doctors then choose to go on to further fellowship training specializing in various forms of specialty such as diabetic surgery or reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.The training is not over yet! Each podiatrist must be judged by a governing body where they submit their surgical cases and are reviewed regularly to ensure excellent results. This is a career long evaluation with board qualifications and certifications every few years.So have faith that today's podiatrist is your best choice for your foot and ankle problems! We are able to approach you foot and ankle problems from a non-surgery perspective, but that when necessary we can provide you with the treatment that you need!All articles written by this account are considered to be for educational purposes only. It is impossible for us to truly assess your condition and the advice we give here is meant to give you a basis to then follow up with your podiatrist and foot doctor later.If you have any questions at all, or there is anything that we can help you with, please feel free to contact our office or email us. Podiatrists provide medically necessary treatment which should be covered by valid insurance plans, we are not a cosmetic or elective medical specialty.