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What post-operative care do you recommend after open excision of dorsal wrist ganglion once 2-week splint is removed?

What post-operative care do you recommend after open excision of dorsal wrist ganglion once 2-week splint is removed?

Varies : Varies somewhat based upon the size of the soft tissue dissection required; but in general we begin progressive range of motion exercises to reduce the likelihood of developing a lot of stiffness postoperatively. Don't hesitate to discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

Ganglion (Definition)

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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Can wrist ganglion be movable ?

Can wrist ganglion be movable ?

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 lot with finger or wrist motion. ...Read more

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Can wrist ganglion resolve with out surgery?

Can wrist ganglion resolve with out surgery?

Yes: Yes, surgery is not required for a ganglion unless it is compressing an important neighboring structure. Sometimes they just pop spontaneously or during activity. ...Read more

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I have a ganglion on my left wrist. Pls help?

Common problem: There are 4 options. Do nothing (the most common approach), surgically drain it with a needle, remove the entire cyst with surgery or strike it with a heavy object (historically the largest book in the house was used-usually a Bible-hence the name "Gideon Cyst". Occasionally at surgery the gangilon cyst turns out to be something else. A great number of cysts that are drained re-occur. See Dr. ...Read more

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What are the prescribtions for wrist ganglion?

What are the prescribtions for wrist ganglion?

Ganglion cyst: If it isn't bothering you nothing needs to be done. It doesn't lead to anything worrisome. A doctor can take a large needle and take out the thick gel like material, and sometimes that makes it go away. If not doing this and injecting it with a little steroid. Finally, surgery if that does not help. No prescription will help. ...Read more

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Anyone have a major problem after wrist ganglion removal?

Rare: Ganglions are removed through outpatient surgery, but there is no guarantee that the cyst will not recur. Common symptoms after surgery include tenderness, discomfort, and swelling. Major problems such as infection, tendon rupture and chronic pain syndromes rarely occur. Normal activities usually may be resumed two to six weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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What can be done for a ganglion? I have had surgery on one on my wrist 4 times and am due surgery again

What can be done for a ganglion? I have had surgery on one on my wrist 4 times and am due surgery again

Surgical resection: Ganglions can fluctuate in size over time, but generally require surgical resection for cure. It is important to resect the entire ganglion down to the base in order to minimize chances of recurrence. Unfortunately, recurrence is always a possibility even when resection is performed properly. If your prior 3 attempts were performed by the same surgeon, you may want to try a new surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a ganglion on my wrist.What kind of medicine should l use.?

No medicine: No medicine will help a ganglion cyst. If the process is a ganglion cyst, surgery is the only effective therapy. Please confirm with your physician. ...Read more

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