Ganglion Cysts

Ganglion cysts are soft, fluid-filled cysts that develop on the front or back of the hand for no apparent reason. These common, benign (non-cancerous), soft-tissue tumors of the hand and wrist can cause wrist pain, aching and weakness.

PHX Plastic Surgery in Peoria, Arizona, provides safe and effective ganglion cyst treatment and surgery to reduce pain and improve function.


Patient History and Examination

Dr. Jason D. Johnson can make a ganglion cyst diagnosis after a complete physical examination and review of medical history. X-rays of the hand and possibly an MRI may be done.

Ganglion cyst treatment at the PHX Plastic Surgery may include:

  • Rest
  • Splinting
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
  • Aspiration
  • Cortisone injections
  • Surgery

Ganglion Cyst Surgery

Ganglion cyst surgery may be necessary if other self-care options fail. The ganglion cyst surgery is performed through an incision in the skin. Dr. Jason D. Johnson’s goal is to resect or remove the cyst.

At PHX Plastic Surgery, ganglion cyst surgery is usually an outpatient procedure. The patient should be able to go home the same day.

Side Effects and Recovery

Recovery after a ganglion cyst surgery should take several weeks. While this surgery usually has excellent results, patients should watch for bleeding, infection and scarring.

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