Protocol for Rapid Onset of Mobilization in Patients With Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

Rehabilitation
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 5 November 2021, updated 925 days ago

About this trial

This is a clinical trial to test the effect of early mobilization (i.e. using an in-bed cycle machine to move the legs) on walking function after acute spinal cord injury. Eligible subjects will be invited to begin participation within 48 hours of injury. Early mobilization includes 30 minutes of in-bed cycling every day for 14 days. The effect on walking function, overall neurological function and quality of life will be assessed at 6 weeks during the trial and at 6 months at the end of the trial. Participant outcomes will also be compared to a matched group not receiving in-bed cycling.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C1 - L2
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    Time since injury
    ≤ 48 hours
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-L2
    Additionally, participants must
    be scheduled for spinal surgery within 48 hours of a spinal cord injury
    be able to engage in cycling

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    Daily 30-minute sessions of in-bed leg cycling for 14 consecutive days Testing of walking function, overall neurological function and quality of life

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Additional benefits

    General health

    Mental health and psychosocial factors

    Sensory function

    Spasticity

    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
    • 1 Apr 2021
    • Organisation
    • Hopital du Sacre-Coeur de Montreal
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Apr 2021
    • Organisation
    • Hopital du Sacre-Coeur de Montreal

    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