Dr. Charles Orth D.O.

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Ganglion Cysts

 
These are frequently seen on either side of the wrist, and are a soft filled noncancerous mass or bump. The frequently arise either from a joint or a tendon sheath. The cyst become painfull at times and may need treatment when this occurs. They can go away on their own but also may change size depending on activities. They may or maynot cause pain.

Treatments include anti-inflammatory medicine, aspiration of the cyst, cortisone injections, and surgery. Surgery has a 10% reoccurance rate.


 Ganglions
 
Notice the bump on wrist
 
Aspiration of cyst
 
 

 

 

 
 
 Surgery to remove cysts
 
 
Cysts can very in size and location