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What Happens If The Dorsal Root Ganglion Is Destroyed
Severe numbness.: Injury to the dorsal root ganglion (ganglionopathy) usually results in severe numbness without much in the way of other symptoms. ...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
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
How quickly can a dorsal ganglion cyst fill up again after aspiration? I just had mine aspirated less than 1 ago and I feel it has already returned.
When one will completely become able to start his fitness training after a dorsal ganglion cyst excision?
Is there any temporarily solution to stop hand dorsal ganglion cyst refilling for 6 months maximum? Thx in advance
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...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
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:
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 ...Read more
3 days post Ganglion Cyst removal dorsal wrist hand & fingers feel tingly & are swollen? ACE band & dressing come off tomorrow What to do?
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. ...Read more
< 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%. ...Read more
Variable: Pain, decreased motion or use of hand, insightly bulge. All are good indications. Depends on what you can tolerate. The recurrence rate is about 15% in most series. ...Read more
Is there another way to remove a ganglion/ganglion cyst apart from surgery? I've already operated once and it's coming back.
Thought I had a ganglion cyst on the back of left wrist it wasn't it is causing pain & discomfort what could it be?
I had surgery 4 weeks ago for ganglion scyst in my wrist. Still look pretty big, alhoutgh they removed it. How long it's going to take to be back to normal? I still have a pretty big bump :- (thanks
Yes: If it is in fact a ganglion cyst, which arises from a joint, most often the wrist, it may rupture or be drained, but they usually eventually return. The most effective way to permanently get rid of it is with a minor surgical procedure to excise it down at its origin near the joint space. ...Read more
Can you tell me about ganglion cyst on the underside of the wrist and had surgery to remove it only to have it come back on the top side of the wrist?
Common: This is not the same cyst. There are approx. Ten small bones in the wrist. Each of them have a synovial capsule that could rupture and produce a ganglion cyst on the undersurface or top surface of the wrist. Ask your doctor if your activity or use of wrist is promoting this kind of formation. ...Read more
Have a small ganglion cyst on back of big toe at the base. If surgically removed what is recovery like & will cyst come back?
What kind of movement makes a ganglion cyst bigger on the back of my wrist is it just the up & down movement or any movement in the wrist?
All: Any nad all movements of the wrist can contribute to exacerbation of ganglion symptoms. ...Read more
There's no visible growth but in the middle of my wrist its like I can't bend my hand fully back because something's there, been weeks, ganglion cyst?
Wrist issues-? Lump: Did you fall or were you in an accident and injured the hand recently. Ganglions are the commonest tumor in the hand and may present or become visible later. Patients may have symptoms similar to what you describe. Some smaller lesions can be diagnosed by scans. See a hand surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more
A ganglion cyst that was popped in my hand 3 months ago is back. What is te next course of treatment?
Surgery: Drainage of a ganglion cyst tends to have a pretty high rate of recurrence. If the cyst is causing symptoms such as pain or discomfort, I think surgery is the way to go. It's a fairly minor procedure that can be done in less than an hour as an outpatient procedure. Recurrence rates are much lower after surgery. ...Read more
I had a ganglion cyst surgically removed from my knuckle of my thumb and it has come back. What should I do?
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After removal of small ganglion cyst on back of big toe how long might it be before I am able to use a treadmill.
1-2 weeks: Depends if by 'back' you mean sole, which could take longer. Need time for the skin to heal and as long as there is no major joint or tendon involvement you should be ready to go. However, as with any procedure, it will heal when it heals, and it's important to follow your doctor's advice as to your progress and resumption of activity. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with ganglion cyst on bottom of big toe. After 1 week cyst is no longer painful & swelling gone down. Will pain come back?
It could, but: It depends on what was the trigger for the ganglion to develop. Often it is from some sort of minor injury or irritation of the area. It also may never return, so there's no need to do anything other than wait and see. ...Read more
I have a ganglion cyst in my wrist and it has come back. However this time is much more painfull when their is certain movements I do. What can I do?
Surgery: Ganglion cysts emanate from the joint and can cause pain with movement. Surgical excision removes not only the cyst but the stalk from which it communicates with the wrist joint. This is the best chance to have a low recurrence rate. ...Read more
I have a ganglion cyst in my right wrist. Doctor said its harmless and not to worry. But its kind of round swelling. How will it go back?
Yes, by surgery: Only way is by surgical removal, a simple out patient procedure, aspiration will not cure. ...Read more
Had surgery 2wks ago to remove ganglion from back of hand. Stitches were removed last week now have bump where cyst was. What is the bump from?
Several possibilitie: Could be several things: 1) inflammatory residual, which should go down in time, use ice pack or moist heat, whichever helps more), 2) Local infection, but redness and warmth would be characteristics. If that's the case antibiotics might be needed. 3) Problem with the surgery, less likely, but would necessitate follow up with the surgeon ...Read more
I have a recurring ganglion cyst on my left foot, 3 surgeries and it is back again. Is there any tests or procedures recommended to get rid of this?
MRI with contrast: It sounds like the surgeon did not completely remove the 'stalk' (from where the ganglion originated). Thus you were more prone to recurrence. Ganglion cysts are notorious for recurrence because oftentimes you cannot completely discern its origin. I recommend an MRI with contrast to accurately evaluate the extent and originationpart of the foot (joint or tendon) of the ganglion. ...Read more
I have a bump about the size of a marble on the back of my left hand, at my wrist. I had it checked out. We thought it was a ganglion cyst but it wasn't that. What could it be?
Boss: The top two diagnoses for bumps on the top of the hand are ganglion cyst and carpometacarpal boss. How do you know that it isn't a ganglion cyst? If you are certain, I would refer you to a health care professional for a diagnosis. Carpometacarpal bosses are small bone spurs or outgrowths from the corresponding joint. If they are painless, observation is recommended. ...Read more
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