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Posted by Rebekah
on August 01, 2000 at 19:03:33:
In Reply to: Ganglion cyst on wrist surgery posted by Michaela on July 18, 2000 at 23:20:05:
: I have a Ganglion cyst on my wrist and I was wondering if anyone had had an operation recently so they could tell me what had happened to the during the surgery.
:I had my Ganglion cyst on my right wrist excised eight days ago, after having to have it aspirated 3 separate times over the past 3 years. In preparation to the surgery, they started two IV's (one in each hand)...the one on the left for normal saline and an antibiotic, and the one on my right hand for anesthesia. A turnaquet was applied to the right fore arm, and the pain medication given so that I was completely unable to feel anything. I was awake but they did give me some medication to sedate me. The whole procedure from the time I arrived to the time I left, was 3 1/2 hours. My doctor applied a splint which he did not remove until today. The incision is about 1 1/2 to 2 inches long, but not wide at all. I was very happy with the way it looked. I have had moderate pain and with this being the first day that I have been able to move it freely, it has been more painful and stiff. My doctor gave me a wrist support and told me different wrist excercises to do to regain my range of motion (although he did say it could possibly take a few months). I am able to go to work except for any heavy lifting. So far the whole experience has been what I expected and I am pleased. Hope this will help you and put you at ease.
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