Ganglion Cysts

Ganglion cysts are benign lumps which can occur on the hand, fingers and wrist. There is no known cause and they vary in size and degree of pain, the majority being painless unless aggravated by strenuous use of the hand.

Treatment may include splinting of the hand to restrict movement and alleviate pain or removing fluid from the cyst. Surgery would aim at removing the cyst altogether and is usually considered if the cyst is too painful or is too large and unsightly. This can be done under local anaesthetic and can be done at the practice rooms in Epping. Recovery takes 2-3 days and most patients will return to work when comfort permits.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. The information provided here is for general educational purposes only. If you would like to know more, please contact us on (02) 9868 5155 to arrange an appointment or e-mail any enquiries to Dr Peter Haertsch.