|Age:||18 years or older|
|Keywords:||carpal tunnel, carpal tunnel surgery, carpal tunnel decompression surgery, carpal tunnel syndrome|
If you agree to take part in this research study, you will not have to undergo any additional tests or visits outside of those involved for your carpal tunnel decompression surgery.
You will be randomized to one of two different closure options (closure with Monocryl sutures or Nylon sutures). The treatment you get will be chosen by chance, like flipping a coin. Neither you nor the study doctor will choose what treatment you get. You will have an equal chance of being given each treatment. You will not be told which treatment you are getting until your first post-operative appointment. However your study doctor will know. The Monocryl sutures are absorbable over 6-12 weeks, while the Nylon sutures are permanent. This means that the Nylon sutures must be removed in clinic.
You will then undergo surgery, and have your wound closed with the suture group you were assigned to. Post-operative dressings and care will be the same for both groups. Specific instructions will be in your discharge paperwork.
You will be seen for your regularly scheduled appointment at 10-14 days after surgery. At this appointment, if your wound was closed with Nylon sutures, these will be removed. You will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire, and the practitioner seeing you will also fill out a questionnaire about your scar.
You will next be seen at your regularly scheduled appointment 6 weeks after surgery. You will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire, and the practitioner seeing you will also fill out a questionnaire about your scar. This will conclude your study participation.
Have any questions or want to learn more? Leave your contact details below and the research team will reach out to you.