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What do physicians do in surgery to remove a ganglion on the hand?

What do physicians do in surgery to remove a ganglion on the hand?

It depends...: During surgery, ganglion cysts can be removed through an open incision or through an arthroscopic approach. With an open incision, the ganglion cyst undergoes a circumferential dissection and an ablation of its stalk from the wrist joint. With a minimally invasive arthroscopic approach, the ganglion cyst is excised from within the wrist joint and may be more cosmetically acceptable. ...Read more

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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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What can you do to treat a ganglion cyst on the bottom of the foot?

What can you do to treat a ganglion cyst on the bottom of the foot?

Surgery: One can try aspiration, which is have your doctor stick with a needle and draw off synovial fluid. This has high risk of recurrence. You can also have it surgically excised. ...Read more

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Why do surgeons go through the chest to do surgery on the spine?

Why do surgeons go through the chest to do surgery on the spine?

Varies: Some done posterior-back. If the disc or spine problem is toward the front, the anterior neck, or chest, or abdominal approach is very helpful to get good exposure. ...Read more

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What do they call a surgery to remove a rock in the eye?

Simple removal: If a rock lodges on the eye, it can be removed by an office/chair procedure under topical anesthesia. It does not have a specific name - just foreign body removal. If the rock penetrates and stays in the eye, major surgery under general is usually done termed orbiral/ocular exposure, exploration and repair. ...Read more

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Why do orthopedic surgeons not do 2nd surgeries on the hand/wrist? They are telling me that it is not so simple going through the scar tissue.

Why do orthopedic surgeons not do 2nd surgeries on the hand/wrist?  They are telling me that it is not so simple going through the scar tissue.

Depends: AS the wrist and hands have multiple bones and joints, needing fine motor movements, one can imagine the hesitation to limit the number of surgeries to avoid unnecessary scar formation, which would interfere with those movements and needed flexibility. In the meantime, pl continue to employ OT/PT to maximize strength. ...Read more

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Do surgeons leave a part of the first rib during surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome or do they remove the whole thing?

Do surgeons leave a part of the first rib during surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome or do they remove the whole thing?

TOS: The removal of the first rib is a fairly involved procedure, but results are frequently highly gratifying. In my experience the entire rib is excised. ...Read more

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I have multiple small moles on my face. What is the best procedure to remove them without scaring. What type of Doctor should preform the procedure?

I have multiple small moles on my face. What is the best procedure to remove them without scaring. What type of Doctor should preform the procedure?

Facial lesions/scars: There are NEVER any guarantees no mater which specialty of doctor removes any facial lesion. The normal healing process is scar formation. Best to seek a boarded PS to discuss. ...Read more

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L have a ganglion in my hand, what the best thing to do?

Location?: Depends on the location and symptoms, if asymptomatic than there is no need to treat it. If on the dorsum of the wrist aspiration may be successful, on the volar aspect surgical excision would be indicated. If on the finger its known as a mucus cyst and if symptomatic than excision is indicated. ...Read more

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What's the expert opinion, could the ER do surgery to remove a cyst?

What's the expert opinion, could the ER do surgery to remove a cyst?

No: Removal of a cyst is an elective procedure and is best reserved for an office procedure. See your primary care for further evaluation and possibly referral to a surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the steps the doctor uses to remove a third nipple about a centimeter wide? I can't find anything about the procedure on the internet.

What are the steps the doctor uses to remove a third nipple about a centimeter wide? I can't find anything about the procedure on the internet.

Surgeon: You should consult with a plastic surgeon. He or she will be better suited to explain the surgery. It should be a relatively simple procedure. Take care! ...Read more

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Did an MRI of the right foot & found out I have a fracture of the third metatarsal on my foot. How long is the healing process, what can I do to help.

Did an MRI of the right foot & found out I have a fracture of the third metatarsal on my foot. How long is the healing process, what can I do to help.

Mgt: Typically the healing process can take 6 weeks. Supplemental calcium and vitamin D3 may help. Your orthopedic specialist can provide the follow up appt in a few weeks, or as indicated. ...Read more

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What do physicians do with the foot after it is amputated?

What do physicians do with the foot after it is amputated?

Sent to the lab: After an amputation, the removed portion of the body is typically sent to the laboratory for examination by a pathologist and/or sent to the laboratory for cultures if indicated. ...Read more

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Cancer on the bone of strernum and on the left chest. Doctors want to remove the sternum by surgery. What do you think? Is that right?

Cancer on the bone of strernum and on the left chest.  Doctors want to remove the sternum by surgery. What do you think?  Is that right?

Yes: Make sure you are being treated by a board certified thoracic surgeon. If this is malignant, treatment planning should include a medical oncologist and radiation oncologist, as many require multi modality therapy. The thoracic surgeon may need the assistance of a reconstructive plastic surgeon to close the defect created when the tumor is excised. Also, the margin of resection is important. ...Read more

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What kind of a doctor do i need to remove varicose veins wrapped around the tibal nerve in the tarsal tunnel?

What kind of a doctor do i need to remove varicose veins wrapped around the tibal nerve in the tarsal tunnel?

Varicose: veins can be surgically remediated. My first approach would be arch supports for the tarsal tunnel syndrome. This can take the traction off the nerve in many cases. ...Read more

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What do I do to restore the compacted vertebrae in my spine without surgery?

What do I do to restore the compacted vertebrae in my spine without surgery?

Can't: If the bone is deformed, there is nothing short of surgery to restore its shape. Unless markedly deformed, shouldn't even be noticed. Especially in a young spine which is flexible and can accommodate to a slight deformity at one level. Bottom line, don't worry. Recover from the fracture. Then, if still symptoms a year or so later, then consider something at that time. ...Read more

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Is it worth it to get the surgery to fix the labral tear in my hip? I can't do any exercise without pain

Is it worth it to get the surgery to fix the labral tear in my hip? I can't do any exercise without pain

2nd opinion: Sounds like you already saw a surgeon and aren't sure about it. Feel free to ask for a second opinion to ease you mind. ...Read more

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What do they do at the hospital for a the treatment for a sprained foot besides RICE AND CRUTCHES what do they out on your foot to help it heal?

What do they do at the hospital for a the treatment for a sprained foot besides RICE AND CRUTCHES what do they out on your foot to help it heal?

Physical Therapy: If your sprain is severe enough that you are unable to bear weight, then physical therapy can significantly accelerate the healing process, utilizing ultrasound, TENS, Ice baths, massage, balance exercises, and range of motion. Ask your dr about a Physical Therapy referral. ...Read more