Ganglion Cyst Specialist in West Palm Beach & Wellington
Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after doctors for ganglion cyst in West Palm Beach, Wellington and Jupiter. Cysts present as lumps and bumps in different areas of the hand and wrist. Ganglion cyst in particular are commonly found in the back of the wrist and the front of the wrist on the side of the thumb. These cyst arise from the joints in the wrist and are filled with gel-like joint fluid.
WHAT CAUSES Ganglion Cyst?
Although the cause of a ganglion cyst is not fully understood, its thought to arise from weakening of the joint soft tissue. This area of weakness forms a “ballon” or “cyst” from the underlying joint fluid pressure. In the case of ganglion cysts, arthritis of the wrist joints and bony spurs are thought to cause the weakening of the joint tissue.
Ganglion Cyst Procedure
Dr. Rueda performs cyst removal using a traditional open surgery. The procedure removes the cyst, stalk, and a small portion of the joint soft tissue. In this way, the cyst and its causing agent are removed.
Made along a horizontal or vertical crease in the back of the wrist of 1-3cms.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Patients with classic history, symptoms, and exam who have failed conservative treatment are good candidates for the procedure.
It is uncommon but its possible. The recurrence rate is higher with procedures like aspiration and injection and lowest with surgery. If the cyst recurs, a diligent assessment of the wrist and hand must be done by the surgeon to make sure there are no other pathologies or conditions that are triggering its occurrence.
Complications are very rare in ganglion cyst surgery; it is a very safe procedure. Some of the uncommon risks include infection and bleeding of the surgical site. There are also other major complications that are very unlikely including damage to the tendons, nerves, or arteries in the wrist.