Ganglion cysts treatment
Prompt immobilization of the wrist will inhibit the cyst’s growth and sometimes, even help reduce it. Splinting will help ease the pressure on the nerves (and resulting pain) in the wrist. Another non-surgical method is to drain the cyst of its gelatinous fluid. Unfortunately, aspiration does not prevent new cysts from forming (recurrence in 60% to 80% of cases).
A simple procedure consists in a small incision, about the size of the cyst, through which the cyst and its stalk are removed, along with a part of the joint capsule to which it was attached. A new cyst may form, but the rate of recurrence is low, about 5%, much lower than removal by aspiration.
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