A 29-year-old member asked:
what exactly is a ganglion cyst?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Troy Reyna answered
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Synovial cyst: Rupture of the synovium which is the cushion between the small bones of the wrist. The fluid that leaks out is then contained by the body and forms a cyst connected to the defect.
Answered on Aug 28, 2016
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt answered
36 years experience Hand Surgery
Fluid sack: A ganglion is a fluid filled cyst that connects with a joint often via a one way type passage. This makes it easy for fluid to move form your joint to the cyst, but not so easy the other way. They can vary in size rather quickly and often get bigger if you use the affected joint a lot. Rest and compression can help decrease their size. They are usually not painful unless pressed on.
Answered on Aug 30, 2018
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