When is an x-ray or ultrasound required to diagnose a Ganglion?

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Although most ganglions can be diagnosed by examination alone, an x-ray is useful if arthritis or other joint problems are suspected. Often a request for an ultrasound is required to assist with diagnosis and possibly for a steroid injection at the same time.

How long is my recovery post Ganglion surgery?

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Surgery to excise Ganglion Cysts can be performed under general or local anaesthetic and is performed as day surgery in hospital. The wound usually heals quickly and symptoms are often relieved within the first few weeks. The dressing is kept in place for 5-7 daysContinue reading