Hand Surgery

Ganglions

Ganglions, also called ganglion cysts, result from fluid pockets that grow inside the wrist and hand. Cysts appear as lumps and contain sacs of clear liquid that feels spongy or firm to the touch. In some cases ganglions can press on the nerve that runs through the wrist causing pain and sometimes restricting movement. Hand surgery for ganglions entails removing the cyst or cysts. When multiple cysts exist, they’re usually connected by a stalk within the deeper tissue. In this case your hand surgeon will remove both the cysts and the stalk.

Risks & Potential Complications

Risks & Potential Complications of Ganglion Cyst Removal include:

  • Scarring: Visible scars at the removal site.
  • Infection: Risk of infection at the incision site.
  • Nerve or Blood Vessel Damage: Injury to surrounding structures.
  • Recurrence: Ganglion cysts can recur after removal.
  • Stiffness: Postoperative stiffness in the affected area.
  • Haematoma: Blood accumulation under the skin.

Call us to Discuss Your Ganglion Procedure Options

More often than not, the longer you put off getting treatment for a hand-related condition the worse it gets. What starts out as a mild discomfort or minor problem can soon turn into a serious condition. A consultation with one of our specialist plastic and reconstructive surgeons will not only answer all your questions, but also help you determine whether hand surgery is necessary.

At Niche Plastic Surgery, our team is made up of qualified hand surgeons. Our established facility has provided treatment and services for over three decades. We serve patients from St Vincents, Latrobe, St Vincents Kew and East Melbourne, as well as other nearby areas. To schedule a consultation, contact Niche Plastic Surgery on 9853 9705.