GANGLION CYST OPERATION and Treatment
Ganglion cyst is a cystic formation filled with intra-articular fluid that may occur in any region of the upper extremity. They are round subcutaneous masses seen on the back or inside of the wrist. These formations can, in fact, be described as a hernia of the intra-articular fluid outside the joint together with the joint capsule. It is seen especially in those, who are constantly dealing with computer and those, who are using their hands excessively while working.
There is a false belief among the people that in such cases, it is necessary to press money on the mass and wait. However, this makes only a temporary impact and it is inevitable that the mass will recur later. In cases without treatment, the cyst leads to melting in the neighbouring bones and, eventually, restriction in wrist movements.
Surgical treatment of the ganglion cyst is very simple: through the incision made, the cyst is followed till the joint surface and the stem which causes it to be formed is burned and removed. This is a manoeuvre required to minimize the recurrence rate of the cyst.
As the joint capsule is opened in the ganglion cyst operation, the hand is encased in a plaster splint and physiotherapy is prescribed.