Ganglion Cyst Removal
These cysts are the most common lumps in the hand. They form on the synovium, which produces lubrication for joints and tendons. Ganglions pop up on the joints in the hand and wrist, usually due to trauma to the site. They are often found on the top and bottom of the wrist, finger joints and the base of fingers. They normally resolve with rest.
Cysts located at the end of a finger is typically associated with arthritis and is found more in middle-age and older women. They form visible lumps and can sometimes cause pain, numbness and tingling. Most cysts are treated with rest and can be aspirated if they are causing discomfort. In some cases, however, aspiration is not successful since the root of the cyst cannot be removed.
In these cases, your orthopaedic surgeon can excise the cyst. The outpatient procedure is done under general anesthesia, removing the cyst and the joint capsule that is the root of the ganglion. This minimally invasive procedure completely removes the cyst. Recovery takes about two to six weeks.
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