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Ganglion cyst wrist surgery swelling. How to reduce this?

Ganglion cyst wrist surgery swelling. How to reduce this?

Scar massage: Swelling following surgery is quite common. Stiffness is also a common complaint. Physical therapy (or hand therapy) can be beneficial in improving wrist motion and swelling. Scar massage and desensitization exercises can be helpful to reduce swelling and sensitivity. ...Read more

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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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I had ganglion cyst wrist surgery 3 weeks ago, how much longer will I have pain when i move my wrist. I hurts when i take splint off and move it.

I had ganglion cyst wrist surgery 3 weeks ago, how much  longer will I have pain when i move my wrist. I hurts when i take splint off and move it.

Most pain: Dissipates in 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 yiour surgeon regarding your scenario. Though rare, there are times when therapy is needed to get moving. And a splint while it helps may need to be weaned sooner. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst in wrist injected with cortisone. What can I expect now?

Ganglion cyst in wrist injected with cortisone. What can I expect now?

Improvement in pain: The cortisone should help decrease swelling an inflammation in your wrist. Typically it takes about 3-4 days for the cortisone to take effect, but it can take 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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A knot or ganglion cyst above wrist. When do I see a dr about it? Aches after prolonged use of hand & crawling feeling. Not bothersome at the moment.

A knot or ganglion cyst above wrist. When do I see a dr about it? Aches after prolonged use of hand & crawling feeling. Not bothersome at the moment.

Get accurate: diagnosis first. If it is a ganglion for sure, nothing needs to be done unless it causes symptoms. Sometimes, a simple aspiration and steroid injection would do it. Go an see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ganglion cyst on wrist 9/16/13 had 2 return in 6 wks.It has been recently hurting.Surgery? What to do?Not returned since hist: htn & pcos

Diagnosed w/ganglion cyst on wrist 9/16/13 had 2 return in 6 wks.It has been recently hurting.Surgery? What to do?Not returned since hist: htn & pcos

Surgery: Ganglions are cysts arising from the membrane surrounding your wrist joint. They are notorious for recurring if not excised completely. A trained hand surgeon can remove them with a short procedure. Even after surgery they can recur but rarely do. All other methods of removal (including the traditional: hitting them with a big book) have unacceptably high recurrence rates. ...Read more

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What does a ganglion cyst on my wrist mean?

What does a ganglion cyst on my wrist mean?

Joint fluid hernia..: Ganglion cysts are filled with joint fluid, usually from one of the wrist joints, that has been expressed from the joint to form a cyst under the skin. They are usually associated with a weak area of the joint capsule. They can be removed if symptomatic, but have a tendency to recur even after complete removal. Also, there may still be pain after removal of the cyst. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What is a ganglion cyst of the wrist caused by?

What is a ganglion cyst of the wrist caused by?

Degeneration: A ganglion cyst is a swelling of the wrist joint structures and is usually inflammatory or degenerative . If the ganglion is getting larger or hurting you can have it operated on by an orthopedic surgeon or hand surgeon. ...Read more

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How ldo you remove a ganglion cyst within the wrist?

How ldo you  remove a ganglion cyst within the wrist?

Surgery: It is a short outpatient surgery which requires anesthesia. Takes about 30-60 minutes. You will have some mild discomfort to the wrist but this will pass in about a week. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for ganglion cyst removal on wrist?

Splinting: Surgery requires a period of splinting post operatively usually 3 weeks to avoid the possibility of recurrence. ...Read more

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I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist and it recently grew. is there any chance it will get smaller on its own, or do they always get bigger over time?

I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist and it recently grew.  is there any chance it will get smaller on its own, or do they always get bigger over time?

Wait and watch: Ganglion cysts are common, often grow slowly or may remain unchanged in size for months. Not likely to get smaller on its own. You should get it checked by a good surgeon once yearly unless it is causing you pain or discomfort. It is easy to remove it, if you have any symptoms. Tell us where exactly it is located(front or back of the wrist) and for how long has it been there? ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i could cure ganglion cyst in my wrist?

Aspiration: Before excising a large ganglion, aspiration and kenalog (triamcinolone) injections several months apart will usually eliminate a ganglion. ...Read more

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I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist. Would rupturing it cause shap pain?

I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist. Would rupturing it cause shap pain?

Yes: Definitely rupturing it either purposefully or accidentally would cause sharp pain and perhaps decreased range of motion for a period of time. ...Read more

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I'm assuming what I have is a ganglion cyst on my wrist. The only problem I have is that I can't wear my watch. It's about 1/2 in in diameter. Is it necessary to get it removed? Will having it cause damage to my nerves or tendons?

I'm assuming what I have is a ganglion cyst on my wrist. The only problem I have is that I can't wear my watch. It's about 1/2 in in diameter. Is it necessary to get it removed? Will having it cause damage to my nerves or tendons?

Yes: A ganglion does not need to b removed unless it is symptomatic.. If you can not wear a watch then I would suggest removal. Removal should not cause damage to nerves or motor nerves ...Read more

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If I have ganglion cyst removal from wrist, scar causing problems?

If I have ganglion cyst removal from wrist, scar causing problems?

Not ususally: When a ganglion is removed from the wrist, if the wrist is not moved for a long time then it becomes stiff and as you start to move it the small scar stretches a little and may give you some pain. However, usually this is a minor surgery and the scar is not an issue though may be slightly prominent at times. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst removal from wrist, scar causing problems, what to do?

Ganglion cyst removal from wrist, scar causing problems, what to do?

Reduce scar: Very often when removing a ganglion the incision that is used to open the tendon sheath becomes scared. The best approach in early post op period is to use warm soaks after the sutures are out. If the scar persists then intr scar kenalog (triamcinolone) is used which is a form of steroid that is not quickl absorbed from the site of injection working better than cortisone. ...Read more

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I had a ganglion cyst in my wrist but there is still pain and weakness?

I had a ganglion cyst in my wrist but there is still pain and weakness?

Cyst still there: Ganglion cysts grow and shrink depending on the amount of fluid being pushed into them. The cyst may not be visible but what has been causing the fluid production is likely still there. ...Read more

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Hello I was wondering I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist is it from me having lupus?

No: Lupus is an autoimmune disorder with many variations of presentation, but wrist ganglion is not one of them. Ganglions are out-pouching or herniation of a weakened portion of a joint capsule or tendon sheath. These are benign and should only be excised if they are symptomatic. ...Read more

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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Ganglion Cyst (Definition)

A benign growth that is typically filled with a thick, clear fluid and often arise from a joint capsule. The most common places they arise include the ...Read more