Ganglion cysts are sacs of fluid that develop along the joints, typically appearing on the hands or wrists. They are normally painless, but if they cause a patient pain, surgery may be required to remove the cyst. The surgeon makes an incision where the cyst is and removes the cyst and the stem that connects it to the joint or tendon. General or local anesthesia is usually given and the surgery only takes about 30 minutes. After the procedure, the hand is bandaged and the patient should keep the hand elevated to reduce swelling. Most patients experience excellent results from this simple surgery.
Ganglion cysts are very common and we offer treatment options to rid of them. Please contact Triangle Orthopaedics to learn more about this procedure and how we can help you.
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