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Is an ultrasound required to rule out the presence of a ganglion cyst in a person diagnosed with arthritis in the finger joints?

I think I found my answer in reading the material provided. I went to an orthopedic today and he diagnosed my finger as having arthritis after just doing x-rays. Wouldn t I need an ultrasound to rule out a ganglion cyst? This finger is painless and all my other fingers are completely normal looking. Thank you for your answer
Tue, 23 Jul 2019
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
Hi,

For ganglion cyst no need of scanning. We can see from outside itself. X-ray is enough to rule out the other deformities or any.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Christy J Thundiparambil, Ayurveda Specialist
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