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Flexor Tendon Sheath Cyst
14 days ago had cortisone into a diffuse thickening of flexor tendon sheath of left ring finger with triggering evident. Still have severe pain ?
May need repeat: steroid injection. Hopefully the injection can be done under ultrasound guidance to make sure the steroid goes into the tendon sheath and not elsewhere. Failure of a second injection may indicate need for surgery to fix the trigger finger (usually a problem with the A1 pulley). ...Read more
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
Was told by doc a large hard lump on my collarbone not near my neck was just a tendon sheath cyst- he barely looked at it should I get 2nd opinion?
Yes: I would definitely get a second opinion. You should have an x-ray to make sure there is not a problem with you bones (ie tumor or infection). In general there are no tendon sheaths on or near your collarbone. Definitely a second opinion from an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
How risky is surgery for removal of small ganglion cyst in soft tissue of tendon sheath on back of big toe @ what is involved in post-op care.
Was told by doc that a large hard lump on my clavicle not near my neck was just a tendon sheath cyst- he barely looked at it should I get 2nd opinion?
Tendinitis: How do you know the tendon is "fluid filled"? A tendinitis can have some swelling around the tendon that can be seen on ultrasound or mri. If there is a tear in the tendon this can happen too. Treatment would be nsaids and physical therapy first, followed possibly by a cortisone injection. If there is a tear it may need surgical repair. ...Read more
I had flexor tendon surgery last week and my stiches are starting too look crusty and dis colored what does that mean ?
Buddy tape: Without seeing how bad your injury is, hard to say for sure. If you have avulsed the distal attachment to the finger bone (jersey finger), this needs to be seen by a surgeon, possibly hand specialist for opertive repair. You would have lost your ability to flex the finger at the tip. If it is still attached but just strained and has full function then you could buddy tape it for a few weeks. ...Read more
Months: Most sensation will return within 3 months, but it can take longer. ...Read more
Thumb or Elbow?: The ulnar collateral ligament (ucl) is a primary stabilizer to one of your thumb joints. It provides stability to the thumb when you pinch something between your thumb and index finger. It is injured when the thumb is bent backwards and outwards. It is unlikely that you injured the actual flexor tendon to the thumb but rather the insertion of some thumb muscles that attach near the ucl. ...Read more
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