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A 59-year-old female asked:

If i have a ganglionic cyst the size of a pea removed from back of my big toe joint, what is recovery like?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
About 3 weeks approx: But would depend upon the size and whether it is from the joint itself or the tendon sheath; which your surgeon would be able to tell you. The tendon sheath one should recover sooner, but again depends on its location, size and whether there were any other problems/findings during surgery. Check with the surgeon who works on you.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Not difficult: Stitches for possibly a couple of weeks and a bandage.

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