Dr. Foret’s Work Published in National Journal

An article co-written by Dr. Andrew Foret, hand surgeon with Center for Orthopaedics, was published in the March issue of theJournal of Hand Surgery, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. 

The article evaluated the best course of treatment for volar retinacular ganglion cysts, fluid-filled masses that form on the palm side of the fingers. These cysts form when the tissue that surrounds the tendon bulges out of place. In the article, Dr. Foret explains that the cysts are benign and may resolve spontaneously without treatment. If the patient desires medical intervention, he recommends needle aspiration, followed by surgical removal if the cysts recur.

Dr. Foret is a fellowship-trained hand surgeon who joined Center for Orthopaedics in 2011. He sees patients in the group’s Lake Charles, Sulphur and DeRidder offices.

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