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I have a ganglion cyst on my ankle and my doctor wants to do surgery but realized a blood clot is next to it. Will the blood clot affect surgery?

I have a ganglion cyst on my ankle and my doctor wants to do surgery but realized a blood clot is next to it. Will the blood clot affect surgery?

There are different: Types of (blood clots).... Anything that can be seen on the surface of the skin like black and blue etc is not a true blood clot. Blood clots that concern us medically are deep vein thrombosis. You should be fine with removing the ganglion. Keep in mind his is elective surgery so if you needed to wait for the "clot" you speak of to go away first, that can be done. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

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


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Ganglion cyst size 1.3mm by 6mm on ankle very painful MRI also shows bone marrow edema around superior calcaneous is surgery my best course of action?

Ganglion cyst size 1.3mm by 6mm on ankle very painful MRI also shows bone marrow edema around superior calcaneous
is surgery my best course of action?

Not yet: Aspiration (using a needle to drain it) would be helpful, but most likely will return, however it's still an option before surgery. Injection steriod into the area is not recommended as it can commonly lead to achilles tendon rupture. If pain continues even after aspiration, then surgery is a viable and safe option as well. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst surgery recovery- advice please?

Ganglion cyst surgery recovery- advice please?

B sure U C a hand. .: ...surgeon 4 removal if that's where it's located. After surgery U may have a splint 4 a week, & then U gradually work into Ur daily routine. Takes 4-6 wks 4 complete healing . No sports or heavy use until U have ROM back as well as strength. Don't push it, Ur hand stays with U all Ur life, so a couple months of being careful will get U the best result. ...Read more

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Will i be admitted after my ganglion cyst surgery?

Will i be admitted after my ganglion cyst surgery?

No: This is performed as an outpatient procedure in a surgery center or hospital. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst on instep keeps reoccurring. Dangerous to ignore? Surgery only option?

Ganglion cyst on instep keeps reoccurring. Dangerous to ignore? Surgery only option?

Ganglion: It does sound like you have had prior treatment. When these recur repeatedly surgery may be the option. Drainage and pressure frequently work . See you podiatrist for help ...Read more

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How long will my ganglion cyst surgery be? And how long do I have to stay in the hospital afterwards?

How long will my ganglion cyst surgery be? And how long do I have to stay in the hospital afterwards?

Easy questin: The producer will take about 15-20 minutes, and you will the hospital in about hour after that. That the normal course. ...Read more

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After surgery for removal of small ganglion cyst would i be in surgical shoe? When would i be able to wear a dress shoe?

After surgery for removal of small ganglion cyst would i be in surgical shoe? When would i be able to wear a dress shoe?

Depends: Depends on where the cyst is removed from. Most likely can return to normal after the incisions heal but should be discussed with your surgeon. ...Read more

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After my ganglion cyst surgery, will i be able to do normal activities such as cheerleading, softball, and holding a pencil?

After my ganglion cyst surgery, will i be able to do normal activities such as cheerleading, softball, and holding a pencil?

Yes: Once you are healed recovery is usually complete. A small amount of wrist motion may be lost. That is treated with therapy. ...Read more

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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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Ankle Surgery (Definition)

Treatment of pathology of the joint formed by the articulation of the tibia, talus and fibula by procedures by that involve ...Read more