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How Long Should Ganglion Cyst Last
I had ganglion cyst removed 4 months ago and I still have wrist hand elbow pain how long will this last?
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
Depends where: Usually an uncomplicated out patient procedure.Get a more detailed answer ›
Quick: Usually less than a week to recovery full functiion. Will need protected use for up to four weeks. ...Read more
Variable: Days to months and then there is always a chance of spontaneous involution. ...Read more
Good Luck.: There is really no way of knowing for sure. Factors influencing post-operative swelling include, age, location, size, activity level and tissue disruption from the surgery are just a few. Some never swell and some can swell for extended periods. Follow the post-operative instructions and avoid over use until the wound can get a good start at healing. ...Read more
Hi I have what I think is a ganglion cyst on the side of my wrist but it has got bigger in last couple of days and is hurting do I need to worry??
Worry does nothing: See hand surgeon for excision. If not treated will probably worsen ...Read more
Most return in few :
Days to 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 your surgeon regarding you. Though rare, there are times when therapy is needed to get moving. And a splint while it helps may need to be weaned sooner. ...No one answer ! ...Read more
How long will my ganglion cyst surgery be? And how long do I have to stay in the hospital afterwards?
I go to culinary school (constant wrist activity) and need a ganglion cyst removed from the top of my wrist. Around how long should I need off?
3-7 days: Depending on the procedure either open surgery or arthroscopy, post-operative recovery times can vary. Also, in many cases there are other joint pathology identified during the surgery. In most cases, the wrist needs to be splinted for 3-7 days. For mucous cysts, there is no need for splinting and the wrist can be used immediately. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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