BEFORE / AFTER FOOT GANGLION

An injury to a ligament/joint capsule over a joint means that the joint fluid can escape under the skin under high pressure. It forms a “balloon”, a so-called ganglion. This can produce local pressure and symptoms of pain.

Your surgery is performed under local anaesthesia, which means you can eat and drink as usual before the surgery.

The surgery takes about 30 minutes. The total time at the clinic including preparations is about 1.5 hours. You should not drive yourself home after the surgery.

Sick leave is about 3-4 weeks.

To reduce the risk of infection associated with the surgery, you should wash yourself with Descutan soap (available at the pharmacy) the day before and on the morning of the surgery. Do not apply any ointment to the foot afterwards.

It is important for us to know whether you exhibit any signs of infection, sore throat or fever before the surgery.

If the time of your appointment does not suit you, please call us immediately at: +46 (0)42-24 27 70.

During the first few days after the surgery, you should keep your foot raised as often as possible to minimize swelling, bleeding and thus impaired healing. The dressing should stay on for three weeks, and on the return visit the stitches are also removed.

On the first day after the surgery, you may feel some pain, and therefore you will have a prescription for painkillers emailed to the pharmacy. You can pick this up at any pharmacy, and it should be obtained before surgery.

Take the first tablets at least 1 hour before the surgery.

You should continue taking these tablets after the surgery as prescribed in the prescription. You can obtain further information about your surgery when you next visit us.