Congratulations to Will Mason and the INDICATE Team for recruiting their first patients to the pilot study.
The INDICATE Pilot Study (funded by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, BSSH) is a pragmatic multicentre study to assess whether a steroid injection given initially is better than having surgery for patients with moderate carpal tunnel syndrome. The pilot will inform the design and conduct of a larger INDICATE study with regards to recruitment, data collection and outcome measurement. The Surgical Intervention Trials Unit (SITU) at the University of Oxford, will co-ordinate the trial. This study will form part of a developing research portfolio for the plastic and hand surgery community.