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Ganglia of the wrist and hand

Douglas A. Campbell and Peter Burge

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.006013

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Ganglia of the wrist and hand

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Ganglia are common; typically age 20–40, in women more so than men

Cause: unclear but associated with underlying ligament or tendon ‘irritation’ or joint osteoarthritis

Diagnosis: usually obvious. Investigations are generally not needed

Most recover spontaneously especially in children

Good operative techniques are generally successful.

Chapter.  2461 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

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