Ganglion Cyst of the Wrist
Ganglion cysts arise from the capsule of a joint or the sheath of a tendon. They are most commonly found at different places on the wrist. A ganglion cyst that grows on the top of the wrist is called a dorsal ganglion.
Initial treatment of a ganglion cyst typically involves avoiding activities which cause pain, oral or topical medications, and even splinting. A procedure called aspiration may be needed to drain the fluid from the cyst.
Although surgery is not typically the first step, surgical intervention may be needed to remove the cyst.
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Meet the Doctor
After graduating from Loma Linda School of Medicine Dr. Unsell spent more than a decade serving at Loma Linda in several positions including the Assistant Professor of Orthopedics as well as the Assistant director of the Hand Fellowship Program. He has been involved with the training of 35 hand fellows, 15 of which now hold academic teaching positions.