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After surgery to remove small ganglion cyst of tendon on back of big toe, how long will the pain persist and when would i be able to wear a dress shoe?
Good Recovery: Remember, you have to walk on - what was operated on... Allow the surgical wound to heal properly. Sutures usually are removed at two to three weeks after the procedure with gradual progression to regular shoes and normal activities. Review your post operative course with your surgeon. Happy feet ! -h-. ...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
Ganglion tendon: Often the tendon sheath need to be opened slightly, especially for the small ganglions TAH appear in the dorsal part of the wrist 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. Other areas involve the tendon sheath of a finger in the palm. ...Read more
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
Yes: On the dorsum of the wrist the ganglion usually arises from the wrist joint and extends upward between the extensor tendons, so the tendons could possibly injured at the time of excision. On the volar side of the wrist the ganglion commonly arises from the s-l, or s-t joints and courses by or around the flexor carpi radialis which could be injured at the time of surgical excision. ...Read more
How long should I expect to have some nerve/tendon pain & soreness ? Ganglion Cyst Removal Dorsal Wrist 7/10/14
Varies: It varies somewhat, but usually patients are fully recovered by 8-12 weeks ...Read more
Is this noodle thing I feel on one side of my neck a middle cervical sympathetic ganglion nerve? About 0.3 cm wide 0.8 cm long. FEELS like tendon.
How risky is surgery for removal of small ganglion cyst in soft tissue of tendon sheath on back of big toe @ what is involved in post-op care.
My wrist has torn tendons, torn ligaments, subluxing ECU tendon w tear & ganglion cyst. As well as tenosynovitis + tendinosis . What can be done
3mm lump on epl tendon snags painfully at pip on slight flexion. Any excision risks? Fluid escape from joint capsule? Cause ganglion? Other risks?
Real cause?: Epl tendon inserts at the base of the middle phalynx so central slip snagging at pip joint is more likely a tear in fibers extending from lateral band to central slip causing abnormal shift of tendons. There is no structure that central slip [epl] would get caught on. Lump is most likely scar. Recommend splinting protocol first before considering any surgery. F/u with hand surgeon. ...Read more
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