Ganglion Cyst Wrist

A ganglion is a cyst meaning it is fluid -filled. It also has an epithelial membrane which means that if punctured or drained it will recur.

Surgical excision is straight forward. To minimise the recurrence rate Dr Kirkham often uses a removable nylon style wrist splint/brace for 6 weeks. This minimises the synovial fluid production.