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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2019, Volume 5 Issue 2

Treatment of dorsal wrist ganglia by transfixation technique using a syringe needle

Author(s): Dr. Madhukar KT and Dr. Ahmed Zelshan
Abstract: Background: Ganglion is one lesion that is frequently seen in minor surgical practice. Treatment of dorsal wrist ganglia begins from basic reassurance to advanced endoscopic excision. Many a time’s treatment not often necessary, but patients seek consultation asking for some form of definitive treatment. Recurrence is frequently seen with cyst aspiration/injection or after surgical excision. Recurrence is the common problem, whatever is the treatment modality.
Materials and Methods: In this study we evaluate results of 30 dorsal wrist ganglia treated by the transfixation technique using a syringe needle.
Results: Out of 30 cases included in this study 28 were completely cured of the symptoms giving a success rate of 93.33%, One patient (3.33%) had recurrence at 4 months and was painful and he had to undergo excision, One patient (3.33%) had recurrence at the end of 6 months.
Discussion: Compared to various other modalities this method is cost-effective, time consumption is less, low invasion, recurrence rate is low, and can be performed under local anaesthesia, and does not require any complicated instrument and an easy-to-master technique.
Pages: 31-34  |  158 Views  12 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Madhukar KT and Dr. Ahmed Zelshan. Treatment of dorsal wrist ganglia by transfixation technique using a syringe needle. 2019; 5(2): 31-34. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2019.v5.i2a.08