- Hygroma when liquid in unnecessary places
- How to get rid
How to get rid hygroma
In the past, for the treatment of hygromas often used various home remedies, such as plasters, hot packs and various poultices. Moreover, people often used the weighty book to crush hygroma. Today, such treatments are not used, although small hygroma in certain cases, the physician may try to crush by hand. The content of synovial cysts thus simply flows into the surrounding tissue without causing any harm. Do not try to do it yourself - even doctors usually prefer other treatments.
In general, most patients hygroma eventually goes away on its own, for it is impossible to accurately predict exactly when it will disappear. Special procedures to treat them can be assigned when the patient wants to remove hygroma for aesthetic reasons (in this case the person may have to pay for treatment of their funds) if it causes severe pain and / or interfere with the normal operation of the joint.
Probably the most common method of removal of tumors of this type - aspiration or puncture hygroma, which is carried out using a thin hollow needle. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and if there is not any complications, ambulatory, ie the patient goes home the same day.
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no need to refrain from eating or drinking. Immediately prior to commencement of the skin surface hygroma purified with an alcohol, a small dose is administered and the local anesthetic. The doctor then punctures the hygroma syringe and remove the contents. Sometimes then injected corticosteroids to prevent relapse hygroma, although it is still not proven that it really allows you to achieve such a result.
Puncture hygroma - a simple and painless procedure, which is almost never cause complications. Often it becomes a tool of choice for the removal hygroma. However, approximately half of the cases hygroma after aspiration reappear. If this happens, you may need surgery.
There are two main methods of removal hygroma surgically:
- Open surgery is performed through an incision length of about five centimeters, which make in the field of joint or tendon, which was formed hygroma;
- Arthroscopic surgery is performed with a thin tool, which is located at the end of a small camera and light. It is injected into the joint through a small incision, and allows the doctor to see inside hygroma and remove it, minimizing the risk of complications, and reducing the length of the recovery period.
Both of these operations can be performed under local or general anesthesia. Making a decision about what kind of anesthesia used, the doctor considers the location hygroma, the patient's age and other factors.
Surgery reduces the probability that after a while hygroma is formed again.
After completion of the surgery, the surgeon sews up the incision and bandage. As a rule, even on the day of surgery, patients do not feel very severe pain, but if necessary, they may take analgesics.
If hygroma removed by hand for a few days, wear a garter to fix the hands - it reduces the risk of accidental knocks, but also helps to reduce swelling and discomfort. Usually, doctors recommend that patients after such surgery often move the fingers to quickly restore mobility.
After surgery, the skin is a small scar, which in some cases may become pinkish and convex. However, in most cases remain virtually imperceptible scars. In some cases, the sensitivity of the skin around the scar is significantly reduced.
In a couple of weeks after treatment in the scars may remain small bruises, but they usually pass quickly and without a trace.
There is a small probability of occurrence of pain, swelling and stiffness of the joint, which is located near the remote hygroma. The reason for this could be an infection, which usually can be cured quickly with antibiotics
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. While maintaining rigidity may need physical therapy.
The dressing should not be watering as long as no stitches will be removed - this is usually ten days after the operation. As a rule, then the patient can start working the operated hand, as usual, even though for some time will need to be cleaned regularly, joint and skin around it to prevent infection. When severe pain or pus should immediately consult a doctor.
How soon after the surgery, the patient can return to work depends on how the recovery goes as well as on the type of work. Some people go to the hospital after a few days (usually the office workers, with a few exceptions), others - only six weeks (people engaged in physical labor)