The Effect of Different Molecular Weight of HA for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • End date
    Aug 31, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Tri-Service General Hospital
Updated on 12 May 2022
entrapment neuropathies
electrophysiological studies


Recently, nerve hydrodissection is utilized to assist ultrasound-guided nerve injection and studies recommend its clinical benefit for peripheral entrapment neuropathy. Hyaluronic acid (HA) can decrease the post-surgery adhesion of soft tissue and nerve but its clinical application in clinical practice is very rare.

We just proved that single HA injection have short-term effectiveness in mild-to-moderate carpal tunnel (CTS) cases and this finding may hint the therapeutic effectiveness of nerve hydrodissection for CTS depend on absorption time of solution. In addition, no study compare different weight of HA for nerve injection so far. Hence, the purpose of this study aim to compare different weight of HA for CTS and whether hydrodissection effect depend on the absorption time of solution or not.


Participants established with diagnosis of mild-to-moderate CTS will been randomly assigned to high molecular weight HA (Aragan Plus, 20 mg/2 ml, 3000kDa) or low molecular weight HA (ARTZDispo, 25 mg/2.5 ml, 600-1200kDa) groups. With ultrasound guidance, total two-sessions of high or low molecular weight HA with one week interval will been injected into intra-carpal region. The Boston Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Questionnaire is assigned as primary outcome. The secondary outcomes encompass visual analog scale, electrophysiological studies, cross-sectional area of the median nerve, mobility of median nerve and absorption time of HA. The assessment is performed prior injection and at 2 week, 1, 2, 3 and 6 months post-injection.

Condition Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Treatment Sono-guided injection with high molecular weight hyaluronic acid, Sono-guided injection with low molecular weight hyaluronic acid
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04766918
SponsorTri-Service General Hospital
Last Modified on12 May 2022


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Age between 20-80 year-old
Diagnosis was confirmed using an electrophysiological study

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Inflammation status
Cervical radiculopathy
Polyneuropathy, brachial plexopathy
Thoracic outlet syndrome
Previously undergone wrist surgery or steroid injection for CTS
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