Palmar Ganglion

Palmar Ganglion

Palmar ganglion, also known as volar ganglion, is a common benign cyst that develops on the palm side of the wrist or hand. At Dr. Isaac Bone & Joint Speciality Hospital, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of palmar ganglion, offering comprehensive care to alleviate symptoms and restore hand function.

These cysts typically form near joints or tendons, arising from the tissue surrounding the joint or tendon sheath. While the exact cause is often unknown, repetitive strain or trauma to the wrist or hand may contribute to their development. Palmar ganglions may vary in size, ranging from small pea-sized bumps to larger, more noticeable masses.

Symptoms of palmar ganglion may include a visible lump or bump on the palm side of the wrist or hand, discomfort or pain with certain movements, and limitation of hand or wrist function. In some cases, the cyst may put pressure on nearby nerves or tendons, causing numbness, tingling, or weakness in the fingers.

Diagnosis of palmar ganglion typically involves a physical examination by an orthopedic specialist, along with imaging studies such as ultrasound or MRI to confirm the presence of the cyst and evaluate its size and location.

Treatment options for palmar ganglion depend on the size and severity of symptoms. Conservative measures such as observation, rest, and activity modification may be recommended for asymptomatic or small cysts that do not interfere with hand function. However, if the ganglion causes pain or functional impairment, or if it continues to grow, surgical intervention may be necessary.

Surgical treatment of palmar ganglion involves excision of the cyst and any associated tissue, often performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. This procedure aims to remove the cyst in its entirety while minimizing damage to surrounding structures, allowing for a quicker recovery and reduced risk of recurrence.

At Dr. Isaac Bone & Joint Speciality Hospital, our team of hand specialists and orthopedic surgeons is dedicated to providing personalized care to patients with palmar ganglion. We work closely with each individual to develop a treatment plan tailored to their specific needs and goals, with the aim of alleviating symptoms and restoring hand function.