Treatment for Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Norwegian University of Science and Technology Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: August 25, 2011
Last verified: August 2011

The researchers want to find out the best treatment for cubital tunnel. The researchers establish the degree of nerve compression and then the patients are randomised to different treatment alternatives, ranging from conservative to operative treatments.

The study is performed at 5 different hospitals in Norway.

Condition Intervention Phase
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Procedure: decompression
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Cubital Tunnel Treatment, Evaluation of Conservative and Operative Alternatives

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Further study details as provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • pain [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • electroneurography (ENG [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    electroneurography (ENG) before and after the operation and to see if it is consistent with the patient evaluation.

  • paresthesia [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • weakness [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • patient satisfaction [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 81
Study Start Date: January 2005
Study Completion Date: January 2009
Primary Completion Date: January 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Procedure: decompression
    Conservative, simple decompression and nerve transfer

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with cubital tunnel syndrome

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Osteoarthrosis
  • Varus or valgus deformities at elbow
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00184158

St Olavs Hospital
Trondheim, Norway, 7006
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Study Director: Vilhjalmur Finsen, Profesor NTNU
  More Information

Responsible Party: Norwegian University of Science and Technology Identifier: NCT00184158     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 056-02 
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: August 25, 2011
Health Authority: Norway: Norwegian Social Science Data Services

Keywords provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:
Cubital tunnel
nerve compression

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nerve Compression Syndromes
Ulnar Nerve Compression Syndromes
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Cumulative Trauma Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Sprains and Strains
Ulnar Neuropathies
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