What is the best treatment for wrist ganglion cysts?
Q: What is the best treatment for wrist ganglion cysts? Evidence-based answer: Open surgical excision of wrist ganglion cysts is associated with a lower recurrence rate than aspiration with or without corticosteroid injection (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, systematic review of randomized clinical trials [RCTs] and observational trials and RCT). Even though the recurrence rate with aspiration is about 50%, most patients are satisfied with aspiration and report a decrease in symptoms involving pain, function, and range of motion (SOR: B, individual cohort and case series).
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