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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.

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.

Not: Very risky but as with any surgery could get infection, scar tissue. Since its small i imagine a few sutures bandage and surgical shoe for approx 2 weeks but without seeing it this is a guess. ...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'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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Is it possible that a ganglion cyst removal on the wrist damaged or ruptured a tendon?

Is it possible that a ganglion cyst removal on the wrist damaged or ruptured a tendon?

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

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My wrist has torn tendons, torn ligaments, subluxing ECU tendon w tear & ganglion cyst. As well as tenosynovitis + tendinosis . What can be done ?

My wrist has torn tendons, torn ligaments, subluxing ECU tendon w tear & ganglion cyst.   As well as tenosynovitis + tendinosis .  What can be done
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All can be treated: All your conditions can be treated by an orthopedic doctor.So I suggest you make an apt with an orthopedic doctor if not already done ...Read more

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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?

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

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Was told by doc a large hard lump on my collarbone not near my neck was just a tendon sheath cyst- he barely looked at it should I get 2nd opinion?

Was told by doc a large hard lump on my collarbone not near my neck was just a tendon sheath cyst- he barely looked at it should I get 2nd opinion?

Yes: I would definitely get a second opinion. You should have an x-ray to make sure there is not a problem with you bones (ie tumor or infection). In general there are no tendon sheaths on or near your collarbone. Definitely a second opinion from an orthopedic surgeon. ...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


Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more