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Doctor insights on: Ganglion Cyst On Finger Joint

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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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Can my ganglion cyst on my finger be the reason that my wrist feels numb?

Can my ganglion cyst on my finger be the reason that my wrist feels numb?

Not likely: It is rare for a problem in the finger to cause symptoms in the wrist. Ganglion cysts in the finger are usually due to arthritis in the joints, especially the distal interphalengeal joint (dip or last knuckle). More likely you have carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) or cervical radiculopathy (herniated disk in the neck). See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon. ...Read more

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My sister has got ganglion cyst on her knee joint. How is this typically treated?

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

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What do you suggest if my sister has got ganglion cyst on her knee joint. how can this be treated?

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

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For a ganglion cyst removal at the base of the inside of the middle finger, can this be done in the office setting under local anesthesia?

For a ganglion cyst removal at the base of the inside of the middle finger, can this be done in the office setting under local anesthesia?

Local yes, office no: I remove a majority of hand cysts under local anesthetic, but usually at the outpatient surgery center. The need for a tourniquet, other equipment or surgical assistance can make doing procedures in the office impractical. Make sure to see a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon. ...Read more

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If I have a ganglion cyst on my finger would it cause shap pain?

If I have a ganglion cyst on my finger would it cause shap pain?

Both: Hand coild get all kind of arthitis including these two and others kind of arthitis. Thank you. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor do I need to remove a ganglion cyst from my finger?

What kind of doctor do I need to remove a ganglion cyst from my finger?

Hand surgeon: I would recommend an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in the hand due to the delicate and detailed nature of hand anatomy. ...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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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more