Treatment of Volar Wrist Ganglions



- Discussion:
    - 20% of all ganglia
    - most common site at volar wrist crease between the FCR and APL at the scaphotrapezoid joint;
    - volar ganglions may be less amenable to aspiration than dorsal ganglions since the radial artery may be adjacent to the cyst
    - recurrence rate after surgery:
             - The simple wrist ganglion--more than a minor surgical procedure?
             - [Surgical treatment of volar wrist ganglia].
    - need for surgical cauterization to prevent recurrence:
             - A new sclerotherapy technique for the wrist ganglion: transcutaneous electrocauterization.  
             - Preliminary report of the effectiveness of tetracycline sclerotherapy in treatment of ganglion


The volar wrist ganglion: just a simple cyst?



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Monday, November 18, 2013 9:51 am