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Ganglion Cyst After Surgery
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
Most return in few : Days to a few weeks. Though the exact size, location of the cysts and other issues in the wrist such as arthritis, underlying ligament and capsular issues and even how and why the ganglion was removed can play a role. Talk to your surgeon regarding you. Though rare, there are times when therapy is needed to get moving. And a splint while it helps may need to be weaned sooner. ...No one answer ! ...Read more
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
Preparation: During surgery you will be asleep, if a child. The hand will be prepped antiseptically and draped. Small incision made in skin over the ganglion. Ganglion dissected out and the base of defect ligated and cyst excised. Skin closed. Wake up in recovery with ace wrap on wrist. Ace can be removed in 24 hours. Ad lib movement afterwards with no heavy lifting as discomfort allows. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do I need to know to expect after a Ganglion Cyst Removal Surgery ? Having surgery on Thursday
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
After surgery for removal of small ganglion cyst would i be in surgical shoe? When would i be able to wear a dress shoe?
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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