Synovial Cyst on Finger?

Answer

A synovial cyst on the finger is a fluid filled area that is located in the synovial joint. It is a tissue mass of the adjacent joint, caused by leakage of fluid from the joint into the surrounding tissue. These cysts often appear clinically with osteoarthritic symptoms and are a red or bluish colour, producing a gelatinous material if punctured. The cyst can be linked to the joint by injection of methylene blue; however, more recently, surgical techniques have been developed. Common treatments consist of injection of corticosteroids, repeated puncture and drainage of the cyst, or surgical excision.
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Roxanne, I am glad you got a second opinion but looks like you need a third one. Obviously, the surgery needs to be the last resort ever! if you can't live your life because of pain
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