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Ganglion Cysts

Ganglion cysts arise from inflammation of the synovium (tissue that is around joints and tendons). Ganglion cysts contain a thick clear gel and are usually bulbous with a stalk like attachment to the joint or tendon. The cysts occur when fluid leaks from the joint or tendon and causes persistent localized swelling at the joint. The cysts may also cause tenderness. There is no identifiable cause for ganglion cysts, but trauma or arthritis may influence them. Ganglion cysts are benign.

The ideal candidate for Any patient who has symptomatic ganglion cysts is an ideal candidate for this procedure.
What is the cost of the treatment? Ganglion cyst treatment is covered by OHIP, however, you must receive a doctors referral.
What are the target areas? These cysts are most often located at the wrist but can also occur at other sites. Ganglion cysts are often related to repetitive hand use.
The ideal candidate for Any patient who has symptomatic ganglion cysts is an ideal candidate for this procedure.
What is the cost of the treatment? Ganglion cyst treatment is covered by OHIP, however, you must receive a doctors referral.
What are the target areas? These cysts are most often located at the wrist but can also occur at other sites. Ganglion cysts are often related to repetitive hand use.

The Treatment Process

Initial treatment is aspiration and steroid injection, and, in some cases, this is all that is required. Recurrent ganglion can be excised under local anesthetic. In most cases, after excision, the ganglion does not reoccur.

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