The Effects of Prophylactic Limited Palmar Fasciectomy on Surgical Outcomes and Scarring

Overview

  • Study type

    Interventional
  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 15-008280
    NCT ID: NCT03155854
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 15-008280

About this study

Research is instrumental for improving medical care and the patient experience. Finding new surgical techniques can create better outcomes and minimize recovery time and complications for patients. Some patients undergoing trigger finger surgery with a pre-existing Dupuytren's cord may develop a thickened surgical scar after surgery, which can cause discomfort, difficulty with moving or using, and other complications in the affected finger(s) or hand. The investigator is investigating a surgical technique to minimize these potential complications and scarring after surgery. Subjects are being asked to take part in this research study because they have been diagnosed with trigger finger and pretendinous Dupuytren's cord and have decided to undergo surgery rather than try medical treatment.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

See eligibility criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Potential candidates for the study will be selected based upon clinical diagnosis of trigger finger with co-existing pretendinous cord. All potential subjects will have either failed non operative treatment or elected surgical treatment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • <18 years of age

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Sanjeev Kakar, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Soyun Hwang

Hwang.Soyun@mayo.edu

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CLS-20303366

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