A Study Comparing Ultrasound to MRI in the Diagnosis of Thumb Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries


  • Study type

  • 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: 14-007646
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 14-007646

About this study

The purpose of this study is to compare the accuracy of ultrasound to MRI for the diagnosis and characterization of tears in the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the thumb.

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.

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Inclusion Criteria

  • 18 years or older
  • Clinically suspected UCL tears and referred for MRI scan

Exclusion Criteria

  • History of prior thumb surgery on the affected side

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Stephen Wisniewski, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Stephen Wisniewski M.D.



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