Management of Hand and Upper Extremity Patients


About this study

The purpose of this study is to obtain a baseline database of patient functioning seen in the hand clinic and to determine whether the interventions provided to hand surgery patients, be that non operative or operative, improves their function.

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:

  • English speaking patients seen in the hand clinic over the age of 18 years.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Children
  • Non English speaking patients
  • Patients who decide not to want to participate

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 Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Sanjeev Kakar, M.D.

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Contact information:

Sanjeev Kakar M.D.

(507) 284-4828

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