A Study of Normal Subsynovial Connective Tissue and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


About this study

The purpose of this study is to collect normal tissue as the control for a study looking at the role of synovial fibrosis in the development of carpal tunnel syndrome.

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. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ages 18-60
  • Indicated for surgery for dorsal carpal ganglion excision

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Diabetes or other metabolic disorder
  • Treatment with steroids or cancer chemotherapy
  • History of radiation therapy in the area being suctioned
  • Prisoners
  • Mental impairment
  • Language barriers that would raise questions regarding either autonomy or the ability to provide truly informed consent

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Peter Amadio, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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