What are the symptoms of a ganglion cyst of the wrist

Dr. Bert Perey, MD, FRCPC, Orthopedic Surgeon, discusses what the symptoms are of a ganglion cyst of the dorsal wrist.

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Dr. Bert Perey, MD, FRCPC, Orthopedic Surgeon, discusses what the symptoms are of a ganglion cyst of the dorsal wrist.
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Dr. Bert Perey, MD, FRCPC, Orthopedic Surgeon Title: What are the symptoms of a ganglion cyst of the wrist Duration: 0:58 seconds

What are the symptoms of the ganglion cyst? Most are not very symptomatic, but when they do cause issues, it's usually pain at the cyst or deep to the cyst, especially when the wrist is brought it to full flexion, such as the pushup position or the downward dog position. This type of repetitive motion can exacerbate the symptoms, leading to general wrist pain. Patients can often experience these symptoms to a lesser degree, even when the ganglion cyst is not clinically apparent. This is believed to be due to the impingement of the lining of the dorsal aspect of the wrist joint. This type of pain can often start before the clinical appearance of the ganglion itself. For most patients, the size of the ganglion cyst is not proportional to the symptoms.

Presenter: Dr. Bertrand Perey, Orthopaedic Surgeon, New Westminster, BC

Local Practitioners: Orthopaedic Surgeon

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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