Treatment Methods For Ganglion Cysts

Diagnosis methods vary:  links    SURGERY    RESEARCH

A ganglion cyst is a swelling that generally appears around the joints and tendons in the hand or foot, and is usually often painful. (See ganglion cysts)

Ganglion cysts are easily diagnosed, as they are visible and pliable to the touch. During the physical examination, your doctor may apply pressure to the cyst to test for tenderness or discomfort. He or she may try to shine a light through the cyst to determine if it’s a solid mass or filled with fluid. Depending on the severity and location of the cyst, your doctor may also recommend X-rays, ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – to rule out other conditions, such as arthritis or a tumor. MRIs and ultrasounds also can also locate hidden (occult) cysts.

From The U. S. National Library Of Medicine

Ganglions of the hand and wrist:

Studies have shown that the rate of recurrence after puncture and aspiration is greater than 50% for cysts in most locations. (link) Ganglions of the hand and wrist. By Thornburg LE

Surgical excision of wrist ganglia; nine-year retrospective study of recurrence and patient satisfaction

A retrospective review was performed on 152 consecutive patients undergoing surgical excision of dorsal and volar wrist ganglia between January 1998 and March 2005. Surgery was performed at The Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust by both junior and senior surgeons in the specialties of Orthopedic, General and Plastic Surgery. The overall recurrence rate following excision of all wrist ganglia in this series was 41.8%. When looking just at volar ganglia, the risk of recurrence is higher at 46.8%. Should the ganglion recur, the risk of developing a moderate to severely tender scar is 34.6%.

On direct questioning of this recurrence group, 25 of the 49 were not satisfied with the treatment and 19 would not have had the surgery if given the choice again

(link)  Surgical Excision Of Ganglia


Release Free’s Theory:

A ganglion cyst consists of a jelly-like substance (synovial fluid) and a nucleus (core). Release Free’s theory for the high rate of recurrence after aspiration or surgery is that the ganglion cyst core (nucleus) is left behind. The nucleus of the ganglia imbeds itself in and around nerves and tendons making it almost impossible for the surgeon to extract the cyst in its entirety, leaving behind the nucleus of the ganglia cyst. The nucleus is similar to a weed which, if not extracted in its entirety, has a 40 to 50% chance of growing back.

The only way to ensure total extraction is to remove it from the inside, from the nucleus. That is how G Relief works. It is designed to gently reinforce your metabolism and immune system, effectively dissolving your Ganglion cyst into your blood stream at its very core. It works for your health.


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It is almost impossible to remove the ganglion wrist cyst or the ganglion knee cyst in its entirety externally (Surgery, or a Patch). It must be removed from the inside dissolving the roots at its nucleus so it will never return.