Treatment of mucous cysts of the fingers: review of 134 cases with minimum 2-year follow-up evaluation.

@article{Rizzo2003TreatmentOM,
  title={Treatment of mucous cysts of the fingers: review of 134 cases with minimum 2-year follow-up evaluation.},
  author={Marco A Rizzo and Robert D. Beckenbaugh},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={519-24}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the results of a single surgeon's treatment of mucoid cysts, comparing outcomes between injection and surgery. METHODS One hundred thirty-four cysts were treated, with a minimum 2-year follow-up period. Thirty-one patients had nail ridging or deformity at presentation. Eighty patients had multiple soft-tissue punctures into the cyst with a 25-gauge needle and injection with local anesthetic and steroid. Fifty-four patients had surgical excision and joint debridement… CONTINUE READING

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