With the term ganglion, a cyst in the wrist area is determined. In the vernacular, this bulging is called a ganglion.

In most cases, the cysts are filled with synovial fluid. Depending on the location and size of the cysts, they can cause pain. If this is the case, this should be removed by surgery.


The operation takes roughly about 1 hour and is usually performed under local anesthesia. On request, general anesthesia is also available. This procedure is usually performed as an outpatient.

After Operation

Under certain circumstances the hand is immobilized by plaster for 3-5 days after the operation. After approximately 14 days, the stitches can be removed. You will not be able to work for a period of 1-2 weeks.

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