Mild Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00981565|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 22, 2009
Last Update Posted : October 18, 2012
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common peripheral nerve entrapment. Diagnosis is based on symptoms, clinical findings and electrophysiological examination. Several conservative and surgical treatment options have been described.
Studies of surgical versus conservative treatment in mild carpal tunnel syndrome have not been done and it is still unclear whether or not surgical treatment is better than conservative treatment.
The aim of this study is to research has surgery better outcome in mild CTS than conservative treatment. Patient satisfactory, clinical and electrophysiologic outcomes, direct and indirect costs will be evaluated.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome||Procedure: open carpal tunnel release Other: Night-cast||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||88 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Operative Versus Conservative Treatment in Mild Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Randomized Prospective Multicenter Study|
|Study Start Date :||September 2009|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 2011|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2012|
|Active Comparator: Operative||
Procedure: open carpal tunnel release
surgery to release the carpal tunnel
|Active Comparator: Conservative||
individual night time splinting
- Change in Symptom Severity Score [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
- Pain Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
- Change in electroneuromyography [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00981565
|North-Carelia Central Hospital|
|Kuopio University Hospital|
|Central Hospital of Mikkeli|