Ganglion cysts

Ganglion cysts are the most common cause of swelling in the wrist. They are fluid-filled cysts with gel consistency, which often originate from joint and tendon sheaths. As they grow, they may cause complaints such as pain and numbness due to pressure in the area where they are located. In some patients, they only cause cosmetic discomfort. With surgery, the cyst is removed with its sheath and its reoccurrence is prevented by suturing the root.

Ganglion cysts are the most common cause of a mass or lump in the wrist. They are derrived from joint capsules and tendon sheaths. They are filled with a jelly like fluid. As they get bigger they can cause pain and numbness according to their place. Sometimes it only gives cosmetic discomfort. In their surgery we remove the cyst totally with its sheath and repair the remaining tissues so that it doesn’t reoccur.

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