What is the best treatment for a dorsal wrist ganglion?
What is the best treatment for a dorsal wrist ganglion? Evidence-Based Answer: Surgical treatment appears more effective in reducing recurrence rates than aspiration and steroid injections. Open excision and arthroscopic treatment appear to result in equal outcomes (SOR: B, individual RCTs). Over 6 years, there is no difference in pain or appearance, but satisfaction is higher after surgery (83%) and aspiration (81%) than after clinical reassurance (53%) (SOR: B, case-control trial).
Evidence Based Practice 17(11): E4-E5