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Anyone have a major problem after wrist ganglion removal?

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Dr. Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Rare

Ganglions are removed through outpatient surgery, but there is no guarantee that the cyst will not recur. Common symptoms after surgery include tenderness, discomfort, and swelling.
Major problems such as infection, tendon rupture and chronic pain syndromes rarely occur. Normal activities usually may be resumed two to six weeks after surgery.

In brief: Rare

Ganglions are removed through outpatient surgery, but there is no guarantee that the cyst will not recur. Common symptoms after surgery include tenderness, discomfort, and swelling.
Major problems such as infection, tendon rupture and chronic pain syndromes rarely occur. Normal activities usually may be resumed two to six weeks after surgery.
Dr. Raymond Raven
Dr. Raymond Raven
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Ganglion cyst

Surgery to remove ganglion cysts is typically safe.
The anatomical structures at risk during the dissection are typically nerves and blood vessels. Depends on where the cyst is located. Also, about 5% recurrence rate.

In brief: Ganglion cyst

Surgery to remove ganglion cysts is typically safe.
The anatomical structures at risk during the dissection are typically nerves and blood vessels. Depends on where the cyst is located. Also, about 5% recurrence rate.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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