Mucous Cyst Excision

The Hand & Wrist Center
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72 Route 17 North
Paramus, NJ 07652


2025 Hamburg Turnpike
STE C, Wayne, NJ 07470


3799 US-46
#207, Parsippany, NJ 07054

Mucous Cyst Excision

Mucous Cyst Excision in Wayne, Paramus, and Parsippany NJ

Excision of small cysts that grow over finger joints.

The surgery requires a small incision directly over the cyst. Dissection is taken down to the level of the joint, and the stalk of the cyst is excised. Additionally, any osteophytes are identified if present and then removed. The finger is usually placed in a soft dressing for the first few days after surgery. After this time, the dressing may be removed and the patient is encouraged to begin gentle range of motion. The stitches are removed after two weeks and the patient is cleared to return to all activities.

Formal therapy is generally not necessary; instead simple range of motion exercises can be performed at home. To keep your fingers moving, alternate between straightening and flexing each finger making sure to attempt to complete a full fist. This a simple yet important part of your recovery. It is also important to gently massage your surgical scar (after the first week) which will help soften and desensitize the healing tissue.

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Peter DeNoble, MD

Peter DeNoble, MD, FAAOS

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David Ratliff, MD, FAAOS

Hand, Wrist, Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon

David Ratliff, MD, FAAOS

Alejandro Morales-Restrepo, MD

Hand, Wrist, Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon

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Modern Orthopaedics specializes in conditions and treatments of the shoulder, elbow, hand/wrist, hip, knee and foot/ankle with locations in Wayne, Parsippany, and Paramus, NJ.


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