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How to reduce pain from sore wrist after ganglion cyst surgery? Had surgery July 10 2014

How to reduce pain from sore wrist after ganglion cyst surgery? Had surgery July 10 2014

Non steroidals: At only 5 days postop, you should expect to still have some discomfort. Ice might help but Aleve (naproxen) or Motrin should help at this point. If you feel that your pain is beyond what you were told to expect, you should check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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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How long before I may return to work after ganglion cyst surgery on my wrist?

How long before I may return to work after ganglion cyst surgery on my wrist?

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

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Is it okay for your hand to be numb after ganglion cyst surgery?

Is it okay for your hand to be numb after ganglion cyst surgery?

Depends for how long: Depending on the location of your ganglion cyst, it's possible that some sensory nerve branches may have been stretched, causing a temporary numbness. It is not a common occurrence, but it could happen. It should be temporary. You should discuss this issue with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst surgery recovery- advice please?

Ganglion cyst surgery recovery- advice please?

B sure U C a hand..: ...surgeon 4 removal if that's where it's located. After surgery U may have a splint 4 a week, & then U gradually work into Ur daily routine. Takes 4-6 wks 4 complete healing. No sports or heavy use until U have ROM back as well as strength. Don't push it, Ur hand stays with U all Ur life, so a couple months of being careful will get U the best result. ...Read more

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Will I be admitted after my ganglion cyst surgery?

Will I be admitted after my ganglion cyst surgery?

No: This is performed as an outpatient procedure in a surgery center or hospital. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the ganglion cyst surgery procedure?

Can you tell me about the ganglion cyst surgery procedure?

Excision: Involves excision of the cyst dissecting it free from the surrounding tissues. Most important factor to prevent recurrence is to completely remove the neck of the ganglion that extends down into the joint. Surgery is usually done under iv regional block or general anesthetic, in some cases local can be an option. Post immobilization for 2-3 weeks reduces recurrence rate. ...Read more

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What will happen to me during a ganglion cyst removal surgery?

What will happen to me during a ganglion cyst removal surgery?

Another option: Arthroscopic-assisted ganglion excision is minimally invasive, relatively painless, and has a lower reported recurrence rate. Typically performed under general anethesia, and through small portals, the ganglion stalk can be visualized and excised with precision instrumentation. The cyst can then be decompressed through an accessory portal. Local anesthesia is placed over the portal sites. ...Read more

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How long willit take to heal from ganglion cyst removal surgery?

Quick: Usually less than a week to recovery full functiion. Will need protected use for up to four weeks. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wear a sling after a ganglion cyst removal surgery?

Yes: Usually a sling isn't necessary. What you need is a wrist braces so that you do not bend your wrist until the ganglion has a chance to heal. They don't heal very fast so I would give it 6-8 weeks with the splint on all of the time and another month with the splint only if you are going to be using your hands a lot. ...Read more

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How many weeks does it take to recover from ganglion cyst surgery?

How many weeks does it take to recover from ganglion cyst surgery?

4-6 weeks: People could go back to work in few days if they do office work or 6 weeks to go hand intensive manual labor. ...Read more

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What happens after and during ganglion cyst removal the day of surgery?

Preparation: During surgery you will be asleep, if a child. The hand will be prepped antiseptically and draped. Small incision made in skin over the ganglion. Ganglion dissected out and the base of defect ligated and cyst excised. Skin closed. Wake up in recovery with ace wrap on wrist. Ace can be removed in 24 hours. Ad lib movement afterwards with no heavy lifting as discomfort allows. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to heal from ganglion cyst removal surgery?

It depends on where: Soft tissue surgery usually heals in about 3 weeks. With ganglions the location can cause this to vary. It is possible for the incision to heal but have a delay in restoration of full function depending on the tendon involved. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst removal surgery: is it safe?

Ganglion cyst removal surgery: is it safe?

Yes: But you must remember nothing is 100 %. The simplest of procedures can have complications. ...Read more

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Which is better for ganglion cyst. Surgery or aspiration?

Which is better for ganglion cyst. Surgery or aspiration?

Ganglion cyst: Try aspiration first with injection of kenalog, (triamcinolone) use surgery as a last resort. ...Read more

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Should I get surgery or a second aspiration for my ganglion cyst?

Should I get surgery or a second aspiration for my ganglion cyst?

If it bothers you: The only indication (reason) to be treated for a ganglion with surgery or aspiration is if it bothers you. ...Read more

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How many days after volar ganglion cyst surgery can I go back to work?

It depend: What can a work you do from few days (3) after the surgery to 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Is there another way to remove a ganglion/ganglion cyst apart from surgery? I've already operated once and it's coming back.

Is there another way to remove a ganglion/ganglion cyst apart from surgery? I've already operated once and it's coming back.

Nope: You can have it drained, but ganglions come back more often after drainage than after surgical removal. Drainage involves the doctor sticking the ganglion with a needle and aspirating the thick fluid out with a syringe. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the approximate cost of surgery to remove a volar ganglion cyst without insurance? Including follow up visits, pain medication, etc.

Call local source: The cost of any procedure will vary by the type of procedure, training of the provider and region of the country. Sometime you can negotiate a personal rate for cash transactions. If you get on the phone and start lining up local sources you can find out. ...Read more

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When will my ganglion cyst stitches quit hurting? I had surgery yesterday and they haven't quit hurting, and the medicane just makes me itch.

See your saurgeon: Having pain one day after surgery is normal. However you may have an allergy to the medication. This and your pain need to be addressed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst on instep keeps reoccurring. Dangerous to ignore? Surgery only option?

Ganglion: It does sound like you have had prior treatment. When these recur repeatedly surgery may be the option. Drainage and pressure frequently work. See you podiatrist for help ...Read more

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How long will my ganglion cyst surgery be? And how long do I have to stay in the hospital afterwards?

How long will my ganglion cyst surgery be? And how long do I have to stay in the hospital afterwards?

Easy questin: The producer will take about 15-20 minutes, and you will the hospital in about hour after that. That the normal course. ...Read more

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After surgery for removal of small ganglion cyst would I be in surgical shoe? When would I be able to wear a dress shoe?

After surgery for removal of small ganglion cyst would I be in surgical shoe? When would I be able to wear a dress shoe?

Depends: Depends on where the cyst is removed from. Most likely can return to normal after the incisions heal but should be discussed with your surgeon. ...Read more

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After my ganglion cyst surgery, will I be able to do normal activities such as cheerleading, softball, and holding a pencil?

After my ganglion cyst surgery, will I be able to do normal activities such as cheerleading, softball, and holding a pencil?

Yes: Once you are healed recovery is usually complete. A small amount of wrist motion may be lost. That is treated with therapy. ...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