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.
As our patient, you will have an in-depth consultation with one of our doctors. We will create an individualized treatment plan together, tailored to your problem and lifestyle. Our doctors prefer non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy and/or injections. If your problem ultimately does require surgery, our doctors prefer the least invasive surgical techniques possible. Our goals are the same as yours: to get you back to living your best life, pain free.