Restoration of Arm Function in People With High-level Tetraplegia

Technology
General health
Online since 4 November 2021, updated 985 days ago

About this trial

This trial is recruiting individuals with recent spinal cord injuries to test the effect of a technique that applies electrical stimulation through the skin to nerves (functional electrical stimulation: FES) to cause contraction of weakened or paralyzed arm muscles. Researchers will combine FES with mobile arm supports to compensate for insufficient muscle force, tailored to the specific functional limitations of each participant. If included, participants will receive arm-supported FES device for 6 months. The study will include evaluations of user satisfaction performing functional tasks while using the device.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≥ 6 weeks
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    have enough trunk stability to sit comfortably.
    have sufficient passive range of motion without discomfort
    NOT have implanted device, e.g. pacemaker

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    If included, the participant will receive arm-supported FES for 6 months.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    General health

    Additional benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Mechanism of action

    Good to know: Potential benefits are defined as outcomes that are being measured during and/or after the trial.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 29 Sep 2021
    • Organisation
    • Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District NHS Trust
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 29 Sep 2021
    • Organisation
    • Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District NHS Trust

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

    Learn more