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We see and treat a wide range of lumps and bumps. Many of the conditions can be treated in moments in our office with no need for out patient surgery.

With the exception of skin lesions (which we also treat), almost all masses or tumors of the hand are benign but sometimes need to be removed if they get in the way of function. In addition to ganglion cysts, the three most common are epidermal inclusion cysts, giant cell tumors of the tendon sheath, and Dupuytren’s cords. These can all be seen on you tube.

A common condition we see is the ganglion cyst.

A ganglion cyst is the most common mass or bump in the hand. It usually occurs on the back of the wrist. These noncancerous, fluid filled cysts arise from the ligaments, joint linings, or tendon sheaths when they are irritated or torn. They may disappear or change size quickly. Most ganglion cysts do not require treatment. However, if the cyst is painful or interferes with function, it can be removed.

 

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Have something you don't recognize on your hand? Most lumps and bumps are very common and have no need for major concern. Book an appointment for diagnosis and treatment.