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Last updated: 02/17/2009

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Patients should avoid strenuous physical activity for at least 48 hours after surgery and report any signs of infection or inflammation to their physician. A follow-up appointment should be scheduled within three weeks of aspiration or excision. Excision...

may result in some stiffness after the surgery and some difficulties in flexing the hand because of scar tissue formation.



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Ganglion cyst removal, or ganglionectomy, is the removal of a fluid-filled sac on the skin of the wrist, finger, or sole of the foot. The cyst is attached to a tendon or a joint through its fibers and contains synovial fluid, which is the clear liquid that lubricates the joints and tendons of the body. The surgical procedure is performed in a doc tor's office. It entails aspiration, or draining fluid from the cyst with a large hypodermic needle. The cyst may also be excised (removed by cutting).


From http://www.surgeryencyclopedia.com/Fi-La/Ganglion-Cyst-Removal.html

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Orthopedic complaints are the most common reason to seek medical care.


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