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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Our world-class orthopedic surgeons have years of experience treating wrist conditions. We believe that even the simplest problems should be evaluated by a specialist.

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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. 

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