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What happens if the dorsal root ganglion destroyed?

What happens if the dorsal root ganglion destroyed?

Severe numbness.: Injury to the dorsal root ganglion (ganglionopathy) usually results in severe numbness without much in the way of other symptoms.

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 would happen if there was a destruction of the spinal nerve's dorsal root ganglion?

Loss of sensation: Destruction of the dorsal root ganglion would interrupt the sensory pathway of that particular nerve - therefore, one would be expected to have numbness in the distribution of that spinal nerve.

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Please help! What is the functional difference between a dorsal root ganglion and a sympathetic ganglion?

Sensory: Dorsal root ganglion - related to sensory nerve system (sensation) sympathetic ganglion - related to sympathetic system (fight and flight response)hand.

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What can you do to make a dorsal ganglion cyst bigger?

Depends: Usually people do not want the cyst to get bigger, but smaller. If due to overuse, then continuing use may allow it to grow. With growth there may also be increase in symptoms like pain, pressure and neuropathic pain.

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Can I drain a dorsal wrist ganglion on my own?

Can I drain a dorsal wrist ganglion on my own?

Don't recommend it: Ganglions are filled with a thick jelly like fluid similar to joint fluid. They can sometimes be drained with a needle, but you usually need a large gauge needle to be able to suck out the fluid. Hard to do without local anesthesia. You hit it with a book, but hard to know how hard to hit it and not possibly injure yourself.

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Dorsal wrist ganglion. How to drain it myself?

Dorsal wrist ganglion. How to drain it myself?

Be careful...: Ganglion cysts used to be called "bible cysts" or "dictionary cysts." if you hit these cysts hard enough, they can occasionally rupture. However, I have seen two bad situations arise from these attempted home remedies--one patient sustained a wrist fracture, while another suffered a tendon injury. See your local hand surgeon for appropriate treatment!

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When one will completely become able to start his fitness training after a dorsal ganglion cyst excision?

When one will completely become able to start his fitness training after a dorsal ganglion cyst excision?

Exercise at the surgery: I recommend starting on a slow and gradually increase exercise regimen. Using an elliptical trainer, biking, or swimming would be a good initial regimen that you can gradually increase as tolerated.

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What post-operative care do you recommend after open excision of dorsal wrist ganglion once 2-week splint is removed?

What post-operative care do you recommend after open excision of dorsal wrist ganglion once 2-week splint is removed?

Varies: Varies somewhat based upon the size of the soft tissue dissection required; but in general we begin progressive range of motion exercises to reduce the likelihood of developing a lot of stiffness postoperatively. Don't hesitate to discuss with your surgeon.

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I had a dorsal wrist ganglion aspirated yesterday. The doc recommended splinting the wrist for 3 weeks which seems excessive. Should I do less than 3?

I had a dorsal wrist ganglion aspirated yesterday. The doc recommended splinting the wrist for 3 weeks which seems excessive. Should I do less than 3?

Speak to your DR: Most of the doctors will not put for 3 wks, ask your doctor advised as you may you have other problems besides ganglion for 3 wk immobilization speak to your doctor.

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Can a dorsal ganglion cyst cause forearm, elbow, and shoulder pain?

Can a dorsal ganglion cyst cause forearm, elbow, and shoulder pain?

Unlikely: Usually ganglion pain is localized to the affected wrist. However if it is affecting movement and one is compensating for the pain it could cause referred pain to other joints on the same extremity.

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Day 4 post-op ganglion removal on dorsal wrist hand tingly and swollen. . dressing and ACE band comes off today What to do?

FIRST contact your: Surgeon. If today is a follow up day make sure you do so. Tightening bandages, failure to ice and elevate, failure to move fingers if permitted, channeled to swelling and in turn tingling. Even so swelling can occur anyway despite doing these things. Your surgeonmay even tel you to loosen the badge a bit BUT The most important thing is to contact your surgeon. If you can't seek help elsewhere

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3 days post Ganglion Cyst removal dorsal wrist hand & fingers feel tingly & are swollen? ACE band & dressing come off tomorrow What to do?

3 days post Ganglion Cyst removal dorsal wrist hand & fingers feel tingly & are swollen? ACE band & dressing come off tomorrow What to do?

Keep area clean&dry: Call the surgeon tomorrow and ask to come in to get it rewrapped if they feel it's necessary. They may allow you to keep it open if it's clean and not showing signs of redness or inflammation.

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Can a ganglion cyst come back?

Can a ganglion cyst come back?

Yes: A ganglion cyst can spontaneously rupture, be successfully aspirated or even surgically removed and recur. The recurrence rate after surgery should be low if done in the or by a hand surgeon.

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I thick the ganglion cyst get bigger at my work but go back to the same size went I driver home & get home & move it a little before I sleep whyisthat

I thick the ganglion cyst get bigger at my work but go back to the same size went I driver home & get home & move it a little before I sleep whyisthat

Effort: The ganglion is connected to the synovial space between the small bones of the wrist. The more work that the wrist is doing can express more synovial fluid into the ganglion. When at rest it can return to the space and the ganglion appear smaller. I would suspect that the communication between ganglion and wrist is moderate rather than small.

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Ganglion cyst: how often do they grow back?

Ganglion cyst: how often do they grow back?

< 5% with surgery: Ganglion cysts are managed by being left alone or hit with a heavy book like a bible - high recurremce rate. If treated by aspiration and steroid injection - I tell my patients two thirds will come back. Lastly if treated by surgical excision - the recurrence rate should be less than 5%.

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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.

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