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What is follow-up care for ganglion cysts?

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It'll be based on which treatment you had. For example:

  • After simple aspiration, your doctor may ask you to start moving the joint soon after the procedure.
  • After surgery, your joint will probably be splinted for up to 7 to 10 days.
  • Your doctor may ask you to return for a check-up after your surgery and will decide if physical or occupational therapy is needed.

Author: Elisa Aumont, MD, consulting staff, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Coauthor(s): Verena Valley, MD, director of ultrasound, associate professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Mississippi School of Medicine.

Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, assistant professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Ron Fuerst, MD, clinical assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of South Carolina College of Medicine, and director, Children's Emergency Center, Children's Hospital of Richland Memorial Hospital.
 

Gude, W. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med,  December 2008.

Ganglion Cyst from eMedicineHealth.

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on August 24, 2020

Author: Elisa Aumont, MD, consulting staff, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Coauthor(s): Verena Valley, MD, director of ultrasound, associate professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Mississippi School of Medicine.

Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, assistant professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Ron Fuerst, MD, clinical assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of South Carolina College of Medicine, and director, Children's Emergency Center, Children's Hospital of Richland Memorial Hospital.
 

Gude, W. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med,  December 2008.

Ganglion Cyst from eMedicineHealth.

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on August 24, 2020

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