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Ganglion Cyst Knee Surgery
I have a huge ganglion cyst on the top, right side of my right knee. After four or five aspirations. We finally decided on surgery. Well, I have had it aspirated twice since then (surgery was done in april 2012). The last aspiration removed 50cc of fl
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
I had a ganglion cyst behind my knee about the size of a golf ball, removed by surgery due to nerve pain. It is already back. Now what do I do?
Bakery's cyst: You are describing a bakers cyst which is similar to a ganglion, but not of the wrist. All ganglion have a certain rate of recurrence. If it is bothersome go back to your original surgeon and discuss options. ...Read more
What to do if I have ganglion cyst in the knee what type of exercise can I do to lose 10 pounds and not hurt my knee!!?
What do you suggest if I have ganglion cyst in the knee what type of exercise can I do to lose 10 pounds and not hurt my knee!?
Depends: Ganglion cysts (also known as Baker's Cysts) are synovial cysts of the knee joint. In most cases they are treated conservatively. In cases where they are very large they can be drained but often recur. Very large cysts are best excised in very rare circumstances ...Read more
Surg: If it causes enough trouble then surgical excision would be indicated. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my sister has got ganglion cyst on her knee joint. How can this be treated?
Only if painful: Ganglion cysts are fluid filled structures usually associated with a joint. The wrist is most commonly involved but any joint can be affected. If not bothersome, no treatment may be needed. Causes of knee cyst include inflammation, meniscal injuries, bursitis and tendinitis, or ligament injury. Large cysts behind the knee can affect circulation. If bothersome get it checked out. ...Read more
I have had knee surgery an I had a busted bakers cyst. I need some therapy things I could do to get me back to working out?
Dr. Diagnosis ganglion cyst. It is 4" diam, and 4 inches BELOW knee on tibia. No pain. Correct dx? Ok to run? Workout? Thought these were on joints and small
Ovarian cyst doubled in seven weeks. TAH was scheduled but had to be delayed due to knee surgery. Preop appt in three weeks. Chances it has reduced?
I have a cyst in my left knee close to the medial meniscus. There is no meniscus tear (confirmed via MRI & arthroscopy). Could it be a ganglion cyst?
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
Yes: Ganglion cysts on the top side (non-palm side) of the hand can be removed through an aspiration procedure. This is a simple office procedure where a needle is introduced into the ganglion cyst and its contents are aspirated. However, the risk of recurrence following an aspiration procedure is very high--as high as 75-80%. Consider the risks of recurrence when deciding on treatment options. ...Read more
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 more
I have a ganglion cyst on my left wrist. My only option is surgery which I don't want to do. With my cyst would doing push-ups make the cyst worst or?
Well: Probably will not get worse but not better either. Follow the advice of your doctor ...Read more
Another option: Arthroscopic-assisted ganglion excision is minimally invasive, relatively painless, and has a lower reported recurrence rate. Typically performed under general anethesia, and through small portals, the ganglion stalk can be visualized and excised with precision instrumentation. The cyst can then be decompressed through an accessory portal. Local anesthesia is placed over the portal sites. ...Read more
Ganglion cyst surgery 2/2015. Still have quite a bit of pain in base of thumb (site surgery) it's been 5 months. Why still pain?
Hand surgeon: This question is best answered by your surgeon who performed the procedure during which superficial nerves were probably disturbed and are very slow to grow back. I'm sure the surgeon will want to examine your hand if you're having so much discomfort 5 months later. ...Read more
How common is it after a ganglion cyst surgery not being able to move the wrist forward more than 30 degrees 9 weeks after surgery?
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
Can you tell me about ganglion cyst on the underside of the wrist and had surgery to remove it only to have it come back on the top side of the wrist?
Common: This is not the same cyst. There are approx. Ten small bones in the wrist. Each of them have a synovial capsule that could rupture and produce a ganglion cyst on the undersurface or top surface of the wrist. Ask your doctor if your activity or use of wrist is promoting this kind of formation. ...Read more
Knee surgery may be done for congenital, traumatic or degenerative causes. Arthroscopy is a common method for treating cartilage and ligament problems. Open surgeries are commonly performed for fractures. Knee joint replacement may be done in (usually) older individuals with knee joint arthritis that impairs their daily function and which is not ...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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