Ganglion Cyst Excision

Instruments are used to excise the cyst sac all the way down to the stalk.

Ganglion Cyst Excision

Ganglion cyst excisions are usually done with a small open procedure directly over the cyst. On some occasions, they are removed arthroscopically depending on the cyst’s location and size. Once the cyst is visualized, instruments are used to excise the cyst sac all the way down to the stalk. Removing the cyst stalk helps to ensure that they cyst will not recur. Generally, you will wear a small splint for the first week after surgery. Once the splint is removed you will begin to regain your motion and strength frequently with a home exercise program. Full recovery generally takes a few weeks, although you may return to most activities as tolerated after your first follow up visit.

Ganglion Cyst Excision​ - Modern Orthopaedics of New Jersey, Wayne, Parsippany, Dr. Peter DeNoble MD and Dr. David Ratliff MD. Orthopedic Surgeons, Hand Surgeon
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The orthopedic surgeons here are also specially trained in the field of hand and wrist surgery and treat all conditions, from very straightforward to the most complex. Furthermore, we believe that even the simplest problems of the hand and wrist deserve evaluation from a hand specialist who has an expertise in understanding of the intricate anatomy of the hand.

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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.

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