PODIATRIST DISCUSSES GANGLIONIC CYSTS
posted: Jun 27, 2020.
According to Douglas Tumen, DPM of Hudson Valley Foot Associates," a ganglionic cyst is a soft tissue fluid-filled cyst. Picture a balloon. You fill it with water and it starts getting bigger. The tendon right over the big toe joint is a common place to get these ganglions. These are filled with a viscous gelatinous fluid.
|Dr. Douglas Tumen|
"It's usually not painful unless it's pressing on a structure. Usually they are freely movable. After local anesthesia, the ganglion can be punctured and drained. They usually resolve, but one in five will return,” says Dr. Tumen
Source: Ray Graf, WAMC [6/15/20]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News
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