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Trigger thumb ganglion cyst surgery

A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
Cyst or scar: If you are describing a small bump at your wrist, it can be either a ganglion cyst or a fibrous tissue mass, like an abnormal scar. Consult with your ... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Hand surgeon: This question is best answered by your surgeon who performed the procedure during which superficial nerves were probably disturbed and are very slow t ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably: It would not be terribly uncommon to still have some degree of pain and swelling at this point from your surgery. I would just make sure your surgeon ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin answered
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: Ganglion cysts on the top side (non-palm side) of the hand can be removed through an aspiration procedure. This is a simple office procedure where a n ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes. It does for a -: Few days, like any surgery. Good luck.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
Dr. Keith Joe answered
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
yes: Ganglion cysts can vary in size as the cyst fluid shifts between the joint space and the cyst sac. However, the sac can also rupture as well.
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Dr. Vic Kalman
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: The fist thing you can do is just wrap the wrist lightly and decrease repetitive use to see if this changes anything. You doctor can drain the cyst i ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
ICE even late and: Motion of fingers helps reduce swelling. When you make a fist and extend fingers you actually compress tissues on the side opposite to the way you mov ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Maybe: If the ganglion is in the heel area it is probably related. If the ganglion is in your wrist or somewhere else, it is unlikely to be related.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Yes: Have a hand surgeon remove it. Often recur if not totall removed the first time
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Recurrence: Most likely a recurrent ganglion cyst.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Levens
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Probably: Carpal tunnel and trigger fingers can coexist and may be related to conditions such as repetitive trauma or diabetes.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
Not too: In good hands that surgery is not too complicated provided it's not on both hands.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
52 years experience Rheumatology
Arthritis: If there is pain or swelling it is inflammatory gal gluons are not causing inflammation or pain many kinds of. Arthr itis may cause pseudoganglions ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: While less invasive and less painful post operatively than an open procedure there is a period of post op pain associated with the procedure. Level of ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
No: Nothing you did or do would cause it.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Two options: Open surgical excision is the most common treatment. Another option is arthroscopic removal. Aspiration with a syringe is rarely successful and counte ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Splinting for a: ganglion cyst? you would drain a cyst and you could do that even if pregnant. the trigger finger you could splint...
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Unlikely: Usually ganglion pain is localized to the affected wrist. However if it is affecting movement and one is compensating for the pain it could cause refe ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
22 years experience Hand Surgery
Not usually: Ganglion cysts usually present as a painless bump. They can sometimes be painful but do not cause tingling in the hand.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Several: A simple ganglion cyst of the wrist can be aspirated (drained) in the office setting under local anesthesia but it can recur. Surgical removal can be ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Depends: It depends where the cyst is located. Most cysts are superficial and a small incision is needed. If it is deeper such as a baker cyst of the knee then ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Ganglion: A ganglion may be fixed or sessile but sometimes a small stalk forms and you can move it around. Someimes the form on tendon and move under the skin a ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Reduce scar: Very often when removing a ganglion the incision that is used to open the tendon sheath becomes scared. The best approach in early post op period is ... Read More

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