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Volar Wrist Ganglion Excision Through the Flexor Carpi Radialis Sheath

Sawyer, Gregory A. MD; DaSilva, Manuel F. MD; Akelman, Edward MD

Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery: September 2012 - Volume 16 - Issue 3 - p 145–147
doi: 10.1097/BTH.0b013e31825ae1ba
Techniques

Volar wrist ganglions are much less frequent than their dorsal counterparts but provide much more surgical trepidation due to their proximity to the radial artery. With the majority arising from the radiocarpal joint, we have found that entering the flexor carpi radialis sheath and accessing the ganglion through the floor of the sheath allows for a relatively safe excision of these benign hand tumors.

Department of Orthopaedics, Brown Medical School-Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI

Conflict of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Gregory A. Sawyer, MD, Department of Orthopaedics, Brown Medical School-Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903. E-mail: gregory_sawyer@brown.edu.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.