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Ganglion cyst on top of the wrist, what to do?

Ganglion cyst on top of the wrist, what to do?

If bothering you: See a surgeon and get it removed , is simple low risk out patient procedure, speak to your family doctor. ...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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Whats the difference between a ganglion cyst in the wrist and carpal tunnel effecting the wrist ?

Whats the difference between a ganglion cyst in the wrist and carpal tunnel effecting the wrist ?

Symptoms: Carpal tunnel is a compression of the median nerve within a narrow canal at the base of the palm, causing numbness in the thumb, index, long, and half the ring finger, a ganglion is a synovial cyst arising from the wrist joint causing pain at the site of the ganglion. A ganglion can rarely occur within the carpal tunnel causing nerve compression and carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Could a deep cut on the volar side of the thumb cut the extensor tendon while leaving the flexor tendon intact?

Could a deep cut on the volar side of the thumb cut the extensor tendon while leaving the flexor tendon intact?

No: The extensor tendon is on the dorsal or top side. A volar injury is likely to. Injure a flexor tendon or nerve. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst on top of the wrist, should I be concerned?

Ganglion cyst on top of the wrist, should I be concerned?

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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Is a wrist brace useful on a badly sprained wrist? And how should brusing on the back of the hand on the finger bone taken care of? Buddy taping mabye

Is a wrist brace useful on a badly sprained wrist? And how should brusing on the back of the hand on the finger bone taken care of? Buddy taping mabye

Perhaps: First of all I would recommend an x-ray to see if anything is broken. If no break, brace might be useful for the sprain. Buddy taping is useful for finger injury ...Read more

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Can i drain a dorsal wrist ganglion on my own?

Can i drain a dorsal wrist ganglion on my own?

Don't recommend it: Ganglions are filled with a thick jelly like fluid similar to joint fluid. They can sometimes be drained with a needle, but you usually need a large gauge needle to be able to suck out the fluid. Hard to do without local anesthesia. You hit it with a book, but hard to know how hard to hit it and not possibly injure yourself. ...Read more

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How is ganglion cyst removed from the wrist?

How is ganglion cyst removed from the wrist?

Two options: Open surgical excision is the most common treatment. Another option is arthroscopic removal. Aspiration with a syringe is rarely successful and counter indicated for velar wrist ganglions. ...Read more

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Does denervation on palm of hand heal on its own?

Does denervation on palm of hand heal on its own?

Depends: If the nerves need to re-spout from the neck down to the palm (because the nerve axon it self has been destroyed) it can take months (so long as scar tissue does not block the pathway back to the skin, sweat glands etc. Sometimes local damage to myelin insulating the nerves can be repaired by the surviving oligodendrocytes. This usually takes less time to occur. (weeks). ...Read more

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

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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Is tendonitis of the wrist similar to a sprained wrist?

Is tendonitis of the wrist similar to a sprained wrist?

Not really: Tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon sheath (the tight passageway where tendons glide). A sprained wrist is an injury of the ligaments of the wrist. Tendons move joints and are attached to muscles. Ligaments connect bones to other bones across joints. Both can happen after trauma (a fall or twisting injury), but a sprain doesn't happen over time like tendonitis can develop. ...Read more

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Thumb and wrist pain in left hand when wrist is bent forward (hand towards me). Pain located on the thumb side of the wrist only. What could this be?

Thumb and wrist pain in left hand when wrist is bent forward (hand towards me). Pain located on the thumb side of the wrist only. What could this be?

DeQuervain's: This is tenosynovitis of the first dorsal compartment of the wrist. You have basically performed a finkelstein test. Go see your orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can you remove a ganglion cyst on the top side of your hand without surgery?

Can you remove a ganglion cyst on the top side of your hand without surgery?

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

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Can surgery to remove a ganglion on my hand (extensor ) damage your tendon sheath?

Yes and no: Often the tendon sheath need to be opened slightly, especially for the small gangglions TAH appear in the dorsal part of the rwrist near the radiocarpal joint near the distal edge or the extensor retinaculum, in fact if the tendon sheatht or retinaculum os not opened there the ganglion can be missed....And typically it is not repaired.So yes it is "damaged" but not in the sense of the word. ...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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Fractured the end phalange of my thumb on the outside near the IP joint at new year now have large hard bony lump on inside of thumb on IP joint?

Fractured the end phalange of my thumb on the outside near the IP joint at new year now have large hard bony lump on inside of thumb on IP joint?

Followup : There are multiple potential causes. I would definitely recommend Followup with your orthopedic surgeon and an X-ray to make sure your fracture has healed in acceptable position. ...Read more

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Could the arthritic lump on my finger joint be removed?

Could the arthritic lump on my finger joint be removed?

Yes: Depending on the location they are usually called bouchard's or heberden's nodules. They are rarely of an significance, but are harbingers of joint arthritis. Removing them usually trades a bump for a scar, and recurrence does occur. ...Read more

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