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Stiffness of the Skin and Joints in Relation to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (STIF-CTS)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified April 2010 by St. Antonius Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01081860
First Posted: March 5, 2010
Last Update Posted: April 27, 2010
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St. Antonius Hospital
March 2, 2010
March 5, 2010
April 27, 2010
May 2010
November 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Joint stiffness [ Time Frame: In the 1st month ]
    The active range of motion (elbow, wrist, knee and ankle) is measured with a standard goniometer.
  • Stiffness of the skin [ Time Frame: in the 1st month ]
    Skinstiffness is measured with a suction cup
  • Joint stiffness [ Time Frame: In the 1st month ]
    The active range of motion (elbow, wrist, knee and ankle) is measured with a standard goniometer.
  • Connective tissue composition [ Time Frame: Biopsies are taken during treatment and analysed at the end of the study ]
    Biopsies are analysed for collagen composition.
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Physical activities [ Time Frame: In the 1st month ]
Boston Questionairre
Same as current
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Stiffness of the Skin and Joints in Relation to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Correlation of Joint Stiffness and Stiffness of the Skin and the Prevelation of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

The exact etiology of CTS remains yet unknown. A rise in carpal tunnel pressure is well documented, but why this phenomenon occurs is yet unknown in most patients. There is an absolute or relative narrowing of the carpal tunnel, which results in a compression of the median nerve.

The investigators postulate, that a stiffer flexor retinaculum (roof of carpal tunnel) will be less compliant. As a consequence of this stiffer retinaculum the pressure in the carpal tunnel will rise more quickly in stiff patients resulting in CTS-complaints.

A relation between connective tissue composition and joint stiffness is proven. This relationship possibly extends to a relation between stiffness of the skin, joint stiffness and the prevalence of CTS.

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Observational
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
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Non-Probability Sample

Patients presenting with complaints of:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger
  • Dupuytren contracture
  • an acute trauma to the hand
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger
    Patients with trigger fingers
  • Dupuytren Contracture
    Patients with Dupuytren
  • Trauma to the hand
    Patients with an acute trauma to the hand
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Unknown status
40
December 2010
November 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Caucasian
  • Carpal tunnel release OR Trigger finger OR Dupuytren OR an acute trauma to the hand

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hypo-/hyperthyroidism
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity (BMI >30)
  • Anatomical anomalies
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Netherlands
 
 
NCT01081860
STIF CTS
No
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dr. A.B. Mink van der Molen, department of plastic surgery St Antonius Hospital
St. Antonius Hospital
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Principal Investigator: A.B. Mink van der Molen, dr. St. Antonius Hospital
St. Antonius Hospital
April 2010