FLEXOR SHEATH GANGLION EXCISION
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The swelling will have flattened out in surgery, but the swelling of surgery takes 2 weeks to settle.
Patients are reviewed at 10 days following surgery when the wounds are checked and stitches removed.
Flexor Sheath Ganglion Excision Surgery
How do we do the Flexor Sheath Ganglion Excision ?
Patients can typically have the Flexor Sheath Ganglion Excision performed and go home the same day.
Patients have the procedure under local anaesthetic.
An incision is made near the swelling on the palm side of the hand.
This allows for the cyst to be identified and removed without damaging the tendon underneath.
The skin is closed with non-dissolving stitches and the hand dressed to protect the wound, but free enough to use when absolutely needed.
What kind of patients would benefit from a Flexor Sheath Ganglion Excision?
Young adults with a swelling in the palm near the base of the affected finger. This swelling similar in size to a dried pea stays in place but can cause a clicking sensation.
There may be associated discomfort due to pressure of the swelling on the skin with direct pressure.
What do we do before Flexor Sheath Ganglion Excision?
When patients come into the clinic, our UK-trained plastic surgeon makes a full assessment of the patient.
This includes any relevant history, including reasons for surgery and a thorough examination including both hands.
Part of this process is explaining to the patients what can be done, why, and what to expect, based on each patients’ anatomy and suitability for surgery.
What do patients notice after Flexor Sheath Ganglion Excision ?
The swelling will have been removed as a result of surgery, so the area will be flatter than before.
However, there will be a degree of swelling due to the operating and the local anaesthetic injection which will settle.
Immediately after surgery, each patient is seen by the senior physiotherapist who specialises in hand surgery patients, where they are given advice for what to look out for, what to expect and what can be done including exercise to help with rehabilitation.
Patients can contact their team if they have any questions.
Patients are seen 10 days after surgery when the wounds are checked and stitches removed when the same physiotherapist will go through the exercises to help with rehabilitation after surgery.
What are the alternatives to Flexor Sheath Ganglion Excision?
Some patients may have been used treatments including needle aspiration, where the fluid is drawn out with ultrasound guidance to create multiple holes to allow the fluid to leak out of the capsule.
However, these methods tend to have quite a high recurrence rate, meaning the swelling can come back.
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How much does Flexor Sheath Ganglion Excision Surgery cost?
SURGICAL TIME30 mins
SUGGESTED TIME OFF WORK2 weeks
SUGGESTED TIME BEFORE SHOWERING10 days
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Why Choose Kliniken for Flexor Sheath Ganglion Excision
- Discuss your needs
Generous hour long consultations to discuss your needs
- Innovative approach
Natural and innovative approach to treatments
- Helps you rest and recuperate
Country side and clean air helps you rest and recuperate
- Same clinician
Same clinician from start to finish
- Attentive care
Personalised and attentive care throughout
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