ACE Report #7507
Ace Report Cover Hand & Wrist

AAHS 2015: Comparison of clinical outcomes following wrist ganglion treatments

Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Wrist ganglion treatment: systematic review and meta-analysis

Contributing Authors: L Head JR Gencarelli M Allen K Boyd

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35 studies, containing a total of 2239 ganglia, were used for the systematic review, and 6 studies were analyzed through a meta-analysis. This was done to assess clinical outcomes of wrist ganglia treatments, and to allow for a comparison of the most popular options: open surgical excision, and aspiration. The results of the study indicated that open surgical excision allows for low rates of recur...

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