Patient outcomes following wrist ganglion excision surgery
Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 08/17/2012
Craik JD et al. – The authors present patient outcomes following surgical excision of primary wrist ganglia over a 5 year period. Patients (48 of 59; 81%) responded to a questionnaire by post or telephone, with a mean time to follow–up of 44 (range 21–77) months. There was a statistically significant reduction in all reported symptoms, including pain, paraesthesia, weakness, stiffness, and cosmesis. The recurrence rate was 8%. In total, 98% of patients were satisfied or very satisfied with treatment.