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Tendon Sheath Ganglion Cyst
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.
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
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
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
My wrist has torn tendons, torn ligaments, subluxing ECU tendon w tear & ganglion cyst. As well as tenosynovitis + tendinosis . What can be done
Small circle bump on tendon back right neck neck muscle for 3-4 yrs. Dr called it ganglion cyst blood work nml.soft and squishy. Other possibilties?
I've had a ganglion cyst on my foot aspirated 2 days ago. The tendons around the site are sore. Can i expect them to settle down soon?
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
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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