The Fingers From Ganglion Surgery Are Still Difficult To Straighten?
Hello, I am 17 years old. Two days ago I operated on the ganglion on the lower index finger. My hands are tightly bandaged. But because it was too tight I asked the nurse to loosen up a little, sometimes I opened it because I was sweating and I put it back on. But when I tried to straighten my hand, it felt like the inside of my index finger had pulled a muscle. When you try it slowly, it’s okay. Please explain, thanks
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Ganglion (or more accurately called ganglion cyst) is a type of benign tumor that often appears around the fingers or wrist. It must not have the potential to cause malignancy, but if the size increases, ganglion cysts can cause the sufferer to feel disturbed due to pain and limited movement.
Ganglion can be overcome through several treatment modalities, including non-invasive measures, such as aspiration. However, because the potential for recurrence is quite high, other therapy can also be done, namely by surgery (ganglion excision).
Ganglion surgery is performed by removing the cyst itself as well as the joint capsule or tendon blanket involved. In this way, the potential for recurrence can be minimized more effectively.
Ganglion surgery is generally not a dangerous procedure. Post surgery, recovery time usually takes about 2 to 6 weeks. The pain or stiffness like a pulled tendon that appears a few days after surgery is generally a normal condition due to inflammation in the area of the surgery. With proper management, this complaint will improve by itself gradually.
It is better if you treat your surgical scars according to the doctor's instructions. Avoid over-pressing the surgical area, especially using dirty hands. Avoid too much movement of the fingers, but do not move at all to prevent muscle contracture. Take the medicines your doctor prescribes after surgery. If the complaint is still felt up to 2 weeks or more after surgery, then don't hesitate to go back to the doctor or surgeon who operated on you before.
I hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah