Ganglion cysts are very common lumps within the hand and wrist that occur adjacent to joints or tendons.  The most common locations are the top of the wrist, the palm side of the wrist, the base of the finger on the palm side, and the top of the end joint of the finger. The ganglion cyst often resembles a water balloon on a stalk , and is filled with clear fluid or gel.

The cause of these cysts is unknown although they may form in the presence of joint or tendon irritation or mechanical changes. They occur in patients of all ages.

These cysts may change in size or even disappear completely, and they may or may not be painful. These cysts are not cancerous and will not spread to other areas.

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“I have a very good doctor that I can recommend! His name is Dr. George Alber.” Elaine Mack

Hand WristHe is amazing!!!  I highly recommend him, that is why I always go back to him. Also, the courtesy of the office staff is excellent.

Elaine Mack: Galloway, NJ 08205
Physician: George C. Alber, MD


Patient Review

Angie’s List | April 20, 2015
Orthopedics – Hand & Wrist

I have a very good doctor that I can recommend. His name is Dr. George Alber. I just went to see him a few days ago. I could hardly move my wrist; that is how bad it hurts. He really can do this Cortisone shots. A lot of them cannot so you get left with nothing. With him, you always know that he is going to hit the exact spot. The last time he did one was seven years ago and I have not had any pain since then. I did not have to take any medication either. He also gave me something for my wrist, one of those brace supports, and he even did an x-ray in his office.

Thumbs Up To Total Thumb Joint Replacement Surgery

Gregory A. Voit, M.D.

When it comes to total knee replacement and total hip replacement, most people know someone who has experienced one of those surgical procedures, but how many are aware of thumb joint replacement surgery?

Many joints in the hand are not amenable to satisfactory joint replacement. The thumb, however, because of its flexibility and importance in use of the hand, can benefit significantly from joint reconstruction. Continue reading

Is My Hand Asleep?

Gregory A. Voit, M.D.

Signs and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome
“I can’t golf.” “I can’t fish.” “I can’t sleep.”
Many people tolerate the numbness, tingling, “pins-and-needles” sensation and pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. Subtle symptoms can be present for months, years or even decades before the day when they interfere with activities or sleep and prompt a visit to the doctor.

Carpal tunnel syndrome results when a swelling of the median nerve, or other poorly understood changes in the confined space around the nerve, compresses the nerve over the wrist. As a result of the compression, the nerve produces the same sensations as when a foot goes to sleep.  Continue reading