Comprehensive Treatment for Ganglion Cysts of the Hands & Wrist
EmergeOrtho’s first-rate physicians and dedication to outstanding care make us the natural choice when seeking treatment for ganglion cysts. Ganglion cysts are the most common type of “lumps” that appear on the hands or wrists. These fluid-filled sacs develop along the joints, typically appearing on the hands or wrists.
In general, these cysts are painless and harmless. Often, they can be resolved with nonsurgical techniques such as splinting and anti-inflammatory medication. Cyst aspiration can diminish the size of the cyst, but they often reoccur quickly.
If the cyst is causing pain and nonsurgical techniques have not proven effective, it may need to be surgically removed.
Ganglion Cyst Removal
During this procedure, 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.
At EmergeOrtho we offer treatment for:
- Cysts on the hand
- Tumors located on the hand
- Cysts near joints
- Soft tissue masses
Our extensive experience enables you to emerge from procedures without the inconvenience and pain caused by ganglion cysts. Please contact us to see why EmergeOrtho is a leader at providing the highest quality, patient-centered care.