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Wrist FAQ

Question:

My doctor and I have been keeping a close eye on my wrist ganglion. It looks like the ganglion is getting bigger. What's the next step to get rid of this thing?

Answer:

Beyond observation, closed rupture with multiple needle punctures is another nonsurgical treatment option for dorsal wrist ganglions. In this procedure, the cyst wall is punctured with a needle, and anti-inflammatory and numbing drugs are injected into the cyst. This treatment can shrink the cyst and alleviate symptoms. However, the ganglion is likely to reappear.



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