Ganglion Cyst of the Wrist
Ganglion cysts arise from the capsule of a joint or the sheath of a tendon. They are most commonly found at different places on the wrist. A ganglion cyst contains a thick, clear, mucus-like fluid similar to the fluid found in the joint. The formation of a ganglion are not always known.
Initial treatment of a ganglion cyst typically involves avoiding activities which cause pain, oral or topical medications, and possible splinting. A procedure called aspiration may be needed to drain the fluid from the cyst.
Although surgery is not typically the first step, surgical intervention may be needed to remove the cyst.
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