Hygroma on the finger — benign formation of the periarticular sac. It has a fairly dense texture, rounded shape and small size. The hygroma is inactive, in most cases painless and does not pose a direct threat to the life and health of the patient. However, it represents a rather noticeable cosmetic defect and brings tangible discomfort.
How to treat hygroma on the finger?
It should be noted that before proceeding with the treatment or removal of hygroma, one must be prepared for the fact that for some time the sore finger should be limited from any physical exertion.
More recently, physicians often practiced the method of squeezing hygroma. The growth on the thumb of the hand was strongly squeezed. As a result of such manipulation, the contents of the hygroma spilled over the nearby tissues. Today, this method is not so popular due to frequent relapses of the disease.
For the treatment of hygroma on the thumb, mud baths are used using therapeutic mud and cosmetic clay. A greater effect can be achieved by mixing these components with a solution of sea salt.
For this procedure, you will need a small amount of kitchen salt, which must be heated in a pan, then placed in a linen bag and applied to the sore finger. Such a compress will provide uniform heating of the entire surface of the formation.
Exposure to heat will help speed up the process of resorption of the hygroma. For this purpose, paraffin, a copper coin and honey wrapped in a cabbage leaf are also used.
But as a wet lotion, kombucha gives a good result.
How to remove hygroma on the finger?
The above procedures take a lot of time, and today the hygroma of the finger is removed surgically. It should be noted that hygroma is most often found on the thumb. If it is small, then the operation to remove it is performed in the clinic under local anesthesia. If the formation on the finger is quite large or there are several such formations, then bursectomy is performed in a hospital under general anesthesia.
After removal of the hygroma, sutures and a sterile bandage are applied. The operation allows you to get rid of this disease forever.