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Dr. Paul Kovatis

Orthopedic Surgery
Avenel, NJ
32 years experience

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Orthopedic Surgery

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Kovatis
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Wrists, ankles, feet: Ganglions are benign outpouches of joint fluid usually found on the wrists , feet and ankles, where there is a lot of repetitive stress and motion. (they can be found elsewhere also). Hey are usually soft, gelly -like in consistency. When drained, ganglion fluid is a yellow - clear thick liquid that looks like honey. Many other lumps can grow in these regions so get checked out.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Kovatis
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Different: Carpal tunnel typicall causes numbess and tingling in the thumb , index , long finger and half of the ring finger. It can hurt at night. The ganglion is a lump which forms over a joint, typicall the wrist or ankle and does not cause the carpal tunnel problems noted above. Though a cyst can be found in the carpal tunnel, this is not usually the case. Get checked and feel better., .
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Kovatis
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Be sure its a gang: A ganglion is a benign outpouching of fluid from a joint. There are many other 'lumps ' that can form over joints so get checked. However regarding the ganglion, if it interfers with your ability to peform activiies, or your ability to wear socks, gloves or hurts, get it checked.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kovatis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kovatis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks and yes my legs feel week. They get real bad at night . It even wakes me up because feel like I can't move them. At times it's very painfull and annoying thanks
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thank you Dr. Kovatis. your advice has helped and my knee is feeling better. i hope to get back to lifting weights with my legs again soon.
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Thank you! i have degenerative disc disease so maybe that might have something to do with it

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Medical/Graduate school

UMDNJ New Jerseh Medical School
Graduated 1989MD
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