Ganglion Cyst Treatment From Orthopedic Doctors in Louisville, KY
Ganglion cysts are non-cancerous, fluid-filled lumps that often develop on the back of the wrist. Most are harmless and many shrink or completely go away on their own. However, if you have a ganglion cyst that is painful, large, or makes it difficult to use your hand normally, Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic can help. Our independently owned orthopedic and sports medicine practice in Louisville, Kentucky, offers comprehensive ganglion cyst treatment from a fellowship-trained hand specialist, so you can be assured you’re receiving the very best care.
How Are Ganglion Cysts Treated?
A patient’s initial course of ganglion cyst treatment typically involves conservative measures, such as:
- Immobilization to reduce wrist movement and prevent contributing to ganglion cyst growth and discomfort.
- Aspiration to drain fluid from the ganglion cyst through a small needle, thereby reducing its size.
- A “watchful waiting” approach to see if the ganglion cyst shrinks or goes away on its own.
If a ganglion cyst is especially large, painful, or does not respond to conservative treatment, minimally invasive surgery may be recommended to remove the cyst and the tendon sheath that anchors it to the wrist. This is usually a minor outpatient procedure that is associated with minimal post-operative discomfort.
Take the Next Step
You don’t have to contend with ganglion cyst pain when Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic can provide the specialized care you need. If you’d like to discuss your ganglion cyst treatment options with a hand physician, contact our friendly professionals today to schedule an appointment.