Assessment of the Effects of Early Proprioceptive Stimulations in Patients With Spinal Cord Injury

Technology
Spasticity
Online since 3 April 2022, updated 835 days ago

About this trial

This is a clinical trial is recruiting individuals with recent spinal cord injuries (less than 10 days) to test the effect of vibration stimulation of the legs on the development of spasticity. Vibratory stimulation of the legs has recently been shown to provide several rehabilitation benefits. The investigators want to see if this intervention (called functional proprioceptive stimulation) reduces spasticity and promotes functional recovery in tetraplegic and high paraplegic participants. This study specifically investigates spasticity (involuntary muscle contractions), sensory function (sensation), and motor function (leg movement). Pain, muscle wasting, and cognitive impairment will also be measured. If included in the study, participants will be randomly assigned to one of the two study groups: either receiving vibration treatment; or receiving sham stimulation. Final testing will be performed after one year.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C1 - T6
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≤ 10 days
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-T6

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    - 30-min stimulation sessions 4 times a week during 8 weeks - Outcome assessments throughout one year

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Spasticity

    Additional benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Pain

    Sensory function

    Standing/walking/mobility

    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
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 20 Oct 2021
    • Organisation
    • Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 20 Oct 2021
    • Organisation
    • Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris

    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