CTR-US for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Waitlist Available
Led By Kyle Eberlin, MD
Research Sponsored by Sonex Health, Inc.
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Clinical diagnosis of idiopathic CTS
CTS-6 score <12 in contralateral hand
Must not have
Be younger than 18 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up3 month follow-up
Awards & highlights
No Placebo-Only Group

Study Summary

This trial will compare two different types of carpal tunnel surgery to see which is more effective and has fewer complications.

Eligible Conditions
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • CT Scan

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You will be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
You have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome without a known cause.
Your score on the CTS-6 test for your other hand is less than 12.
You have tried different treatments like physical therapy, wearing a brace or splint, or getting a shot of corticosteroid, but these treatments did not work for you.
You have severe pain and dysfunction in your hand, with a score higher than 12 on a specific assessment called CTS-6.
You should not have any hand symptoms that make it hard for you to do your daily activities or work, and these symptoms should not affect your ability to recover after the surgery for at least 3 months.
You have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in one or both hands without a known cause.
You have severe pain or dysfunction in your hand, measured by a score higher than 12 on a special scale called CTS-6.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~3 month follow-up
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 3 month follow-up for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire Functional Status Scale (BCTQ-SSS) Change
Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire Symptom Severity Scale (BCTQ-SSS) Change
Device or Procedure related Adverse Events
+4 more
Secondary outcome measures
EQ-5D-5L Change

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo-Only Group
All patients enrolled in this study will receive some form of active treatment.

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Carpal Tunnel Release with Ultrasound Guidance (CTR-US)Experimental Treatment1 Intervention
Group II: Mini Open Carpel Tunnel Release (mOCTR)Active Control1 Intervention

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Sonex Health, Inc.Lead Sponsor
2 Previous Clinical Trials
560 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
560 Patients Enrolled for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Kyle Eberlin, MDPrincipal Investigator
Massachusetts General Hospital

Media Library

CTR-US (Procedure) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05405218 — N/A
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Research Study Groups: Carpal Tunnel Release with Ultrasound Guidance (CTR-US), Mini Open Carpel Tunnel Release (mOCTR)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Clinical Trial 2023: CTR-US Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05405218 — N/A
CTR-US (Procedure) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05405218 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

In how many distinct locations is this experiment being carried out?

"University of Mississippi in Jackson, Tri-State Orthopaedics in Evansville and Sierra Orthopedic Institute based out of Sonora are among the dozen trial sites currently recruiting patients for this medical study."

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What are the primary aims of this clinical investigation?

"Sonex Health, Inc., the trial sponsor, has declared that this study's primary objective will be monitored over a 3 month period and is centered on the time it takes for participants to return to their regular routine. Additionally, secondary outcomes such as BCTQ-FSS Change (the mean difference in between-group change scores), BCTQ-SSS Change (the mean difference in between group SSS change score) and Numeric Pain Scale Change (mean differences in pain scale changes scored from 0 to 10 with zero indicating no pain and ten being worst possible pain) shall be tracked."

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Are there openings in this clinical trial for participants right now?

"As of now, this clinical trial is enrolling patients. The study was originally published on July 26th 2022 and its information has been edited as recently as November 15th 2022."

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How many subjects are participating in the research project?

"That is correct. According to the information available on, this research study began enrolling participants in July of 2022 and is still actively recruiting as of November 15th 2022. 120 patients must be recruited from 12 different locations for it to move forward with its intended goals."

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Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
How old are they?
18 - 65
What site did they apply to?
University of Mississippi
Indiana Hand to Shoulder
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria
Did not meet criteria
~55 spots leftby Sep 2024