Ganglion Cysts

A common problem in a wide age group of patients, ganglion cysts are isolated collections of lubricant joint fluid that has managed to escape the confides of the joint and present itself as either a tiny bump on the back or fronts of the fingers, or sometimes larger masses on the dorsal or volar sides of the wrist. Patients often experience discomfort associated with the pressure of the cyst on surrounding hand structures. Treatment of ganglion cysts is usually through simple surgical excision as an outpatient surgical procedure. Patients usually return to their full activities relatively rapidly.