Post Operative Instructions

Ganglion cyst surgery

Keep your dressing dry and in place for 8-10 days. A splint will restrict wrist movement. Move your fingers as much as possible. Use an arm sling just as needed for comfort. Stay ahead of the pain. Typically, narcotic pain pills may be helpful for the first few days. Ibuprofen is fine to take to supplement with the narcotic prescribed. When the pain is minimal, Ibuprofen alone without the narcotic is best. Stitches are removed in 8-10 days, at which time a removable splint is worn and unrestricted movement is encouraged. Occasionally, physical therapy is recommended.