Ganglion cysts are lumps that can commonly develop in the hand, wrist, and fingers.
Ganglion cysts are lumps that can commonly develop in the hand, wrist, and fingers. These cysts are often painless, but sometimes they can be quite painful depending on their location. They are usually emanating from a joint and are filled with clear gelatinous synovial fluid. Aspiration of some cysts can be attempted in the office, but often times they will recur if the cyst sac and stalk are not surgically excised. Ganglion cysts may commonly occur on the front or back of the wrist. If the cyst is deep it may require imaging with MRI and surgical excision may be the best option to remove the full cyst and eliminate pain.
Every patient receives an in-depth consultation to devise a treatment plan that is right for their problem. Our specialists prefer non-operative and non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy, medications, and/or injections. When we require surgery, we will then use minimally invasive surgical techniques to fix your problem, whether it is fixing a broken bone or repairing a tendon. Our goal is always to get you back to living your life normally as soon as possible.