Patient outcomes following wrist ganglion excision surgery

Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 08/17/2012

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.

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