Chronic Transcutaneous Stimulation to Promote Motor Function and Recovery in Individuals With Paralysis or Paresis

Rehabilitation
Arm/hand function
Online since 13 December 2022, updated 433 days ago

About this trial

This is a trial enrolling individuals with chronic cervical spinal cord injuries to test the effect of two types of stimulation on arm and hand function. One method applies electrical stimulation to nerves in the arms/hand (transcutaneous neuromuscular stimulation); the other method stimulates the spinal cord through the skin (transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation). If included, participants will receive neuromuscular and/or spinal cord stimulation five sessions per week for 1 year. Sessions last about four hours. Arm and hand function will be tested 12 months after the start of the intervention.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 75 years
Injury level
C1 - C8
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    1 year - 75 years
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    Yes
    C1-C8
    Additionally, participants must
    Have limited or no ability to use at least one hand.
    NOT have implanted medical devices (e.g. deep brain stimulator, epidural stimulator, cardiac pacemaker)
    NOT have a history of epilepsy.

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    - Participants will receive transcutaneous neuromuscular and/or spinal cord stimulation (5 sessions/week for 1 year, sessions may last up to 4 hours per visit). - Arm and hand function testing will be performed 12 months after the start of the intervention.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    General health

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

    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.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 2 Dec 2020
    • Organisation
    • Northwell Health
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 2 Dec 2020
    • Organisation
    • Northwell Health

    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