The Relationship Between Age and Carpal Tunnel Size


About this study

Investigators hypothesis is that as human age increases, the size of the carpal tunnel decreases.

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.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Greater than age 18 having bilateral wrists amenable to ultrasound examination

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Active carpal tunnel syndrome
  • history of carpal tunnel syndrome
  • any prior arm or hand surgery (including previous carpal tunnel release for any reason or previous surgery on the volar wrist)
  • distal radius fracture deformity
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • open wounds or lesions of the hand or forearm
  • known congenital deformities of the upper extremity

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Peter Murray, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Shari Kazmerchak R.N., CNOR

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