Postgrad Med J 79:329-331 doi:10.1136/pmj.79.932.329
  • Review

Primary care referral protocol for wrist ganglia

  1. F D Burke,
  2. E Y Melikyan,
  3. M J Bradley,
  4. J J Dias
  1. Pulvertaft Hand Centre, Derby
  1. Correspondence to:
 Professor F D Burke, Pulvertaft Hand Centre, London Road, Derby, DE1 2QY UK; 
  • Received 22 November 2002
  • Accepted 12 February 2003


The paper summarises current knowledge on ganglia of the wrist including the views of patients and doctors. The efficacy of available treatment options are discussed. Summary points are derived from the available knowledge with a referral protocol from primary care.