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Is It Okay For Your Hand To Be Numb After Ganglion Cyst Surgery
Depends for how long: Depending on the location of your ganglion cyst, it's possible that some sensory nerve branches may have been stretched, causing a temporary numbness. It is not a common occurrence, but it could happen. It should be temporary. You should discuss this issue with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
Not really: Swelling from your elbow area surgery will migrate down to your hand. A little is ok, but it should not be severe. What also may happen is a tight wrapping around the elbow can make the hand get swollen. Either way, it's not good to have a swollen hand. It needs to get worked out. See your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: The blood supply to the hand is so good that there will be significant swelling after almost any hand operation or injury. It is very important to elevate the hand above the heart for 2-3 days postoperatively, otherwise you will feel each heartbeat in your hand. Elevation can be as effective as pain medicine in reducing hand pain after surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: If the finger feels real hot and remains that way for more than 24 hours, you need to see your surgeon as you might have an infection. ...Read more
I had a very painful ganglion cyst for a year. 1 week before surgery it ruptured on its own. Will I be able to still get surgery to remove the stem?
Ask your doc...: How has the ruptured cyst evolved over the past week? If getting better slowly and surely, give time & patience. Meanwhile, ask your surgeon for specific detail and expectation. Best wish to health... ...Read more
Yes: Usually a sling isn't necessary. What you need is a wrist braces so that you do not bend your wrist until the ganglion has a chance to heal. They don't heal very fast so i would give it 6-8 weeks with the splint on all of the time and another month with the splint only if you are going to be using your hands a lot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below. : Depending on the time that has expired since the procedure or how many injections it took to numb the toe often this is a common finding. Most resolve with time. It is referred to as a temporary neuropraxia and may require your doctor to inject your toe with a steroid if improvement isn't noted within weeks after. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to recovery fully and quickly after a ganglion cyst removal while caring for a 16 month old?
Protect with a cast: Yes. Typically recovery after an excision is 3-4 weeks. A good option is casting during the first three weeks (fingers free) which allows you to use the hand and minimizes the chance for recurrence. While in a cast you can fully use the hand, with minimal discomfort with the confidence that the surgical site is adequately protected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would it be possible for someone to dislocate the joint between your hand and thumb after removing stitches?
Unlikely: That sounds very unlikely. Usually stitches that are removed are simply holding the skin together. The joints are much deeper structures and absolutely should not be affected by the removal of skin stitches, unless for some reason there is underlying damage which has not been addressed or there is an underlying repair which has failed. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for carpel tunnel if my right arm is still swelling, I refuse needles to be put in wrists, is it surgery?
I have a dorsal ganglion cyst on my wrist..It is not painful but is it safe to get removed? Any complications/scaring wit surgery for this?
Try aspiration first: Ganglions are common benign cysts in the hand/wrist. You should have a doctor exam to confirm. I tell my patients who have pain-free cysts to monitor them. Cysts can go away on their own. If they becomes much larger, painful, or limit function, we can perform an aspiration procedure in the office (needle drainage). Surgery is successful for removal the majority of the time with few complications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How Long Does It Take For Carpal Tunnel Surgery Incision to heal after it has opened up a little? surgeon said its normal for it to open a little..
Carpal tunnel: Incisions can appear to be open especially in the thick palm skin as the skin dries and cracks. Often one may see peeling skin from the edges but the incision is not open just appears that way. However on occasion the skin may open in a true fashion. Palm skin usually heals well even if open a little and as long as there is no infection, then it may take a week or two to fill in ASK UR DR if ??? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, not typical: It should feel better. Consult an orthopedic surgeon for specific advice. ...Read more
With any elective: Surgery, you should be in best condition to minimize any chances of complications. Why take any chances with even minor procedures which can still have complications that may be compounded by having an upper respiratory infection that could also be the beginning of something more serious like a pneumonia. ...Read more
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Is it safe to start the nicotine patch a few days before knee arthroscopy? I would be wearing it during the surgery. Does it affect healing time?
Yes, it is safe: Yes, it is safe to wear a nicotine patch during a surgery. Smoking certainly delays healing time in part by decreasing availability of oxygen in the blood, and abstaining from smoking with help from the patch will actually improve your post-surgical healing and is a very well-informed and health-conscious decision that you've made. www.tobaccofreeflorida.com is an excellent quitting resource. ...Read more
Commonly associated with trauma or arthritis the joint capsule becomes stretched. As the body produces additional synovial fluid to lubricate the joint the loosened joint capsule stretches and fills with fluid...The gnaglion. As the body produces more or less the size of the ganglion will fluctuate. Best ...Read more
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