If you have had a ganglion cyst, you know that although this condition is not always painful, it can be distracting and detrimental to your quality of life. Ganglion cysts can form on the tendons or joints of your wrists or hands, and when they begin to interfere with a nerve in your body, it can result in pain, numbness, or muscle weakness.
At Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, our experienced, highly-quality surgeons can help you find relief you need from this condition with ganglion cyst surgery. This surgery involves both the removal of the cyst, as well as removal of the root of the ganglion to prevent a recurrence of the growth. Our team will work alongside you at every step of your surgery and will ensure patients experience a quick, healthy recovery during a period of observation following the procedure.
If you’re ready to find the relief you deserve from your ganglion cyst, schedule your first consultation with the team at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists today. If you’re in an emergency situation, visit the Immediate Care Clinic at our Schaumburg, IL location.
A ganglion cyst at the wrist is removed during a surgical procedure called excision.
Surgery involves removing the cyst as well as part of the involved joint capsule or tendon sheath, which is considered the root of the ganglion. Even after excision, there is a small chance the ganglion will return.
Excision is typically an outpatient procedure and patients are able to go home after a period of observation in the recovery area. There may be some tenderness, discomfort, and swelling after surgery.
Normal activities usually may be resumed 2 to 6 weeks after surgery.