Advice on ganglions is flawed

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7450.1262-a (Published 20 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1262
  1. Peter J Mahaffey, consultant plastic and hand surgeon (mahaffey@lycos.co.uk)
  1. Lister Hospital, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 4AB

    EDITOR—The POEM headline “Half of all ganglions resolve spontaneously” is likely to lead to dangerous conclusions about a common hand condition among casual readers.1 The text discusses a form of ganglion that constitutes only 18-20% of all such lesions, which is not made clear in the bottom line.

    This POEM draws on the evidence of …

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