Wrist Extensor MEP Up-conditioning for Individuals With Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

Technology
Arm/hand function
Online since 12 March 2024, updated 85 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with chronic cervical spinal cord injuries to test the effect of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) on arm and hand function. TMS is a non-invasive technique which uses a magnetic field to stimulate the brain. A coil (held over the head) delivers the magnetic stimulation that activates the brain and spinal cord. In this study TMS will elicit a muscle response from wrist extensors. If included, participants will undergo 30 visits with TMS, each lasting 1-5 hours.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C1 - C6
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    ≥ 6 months
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-C6
    Additionally, participants must
    NOT have cognitive impairment
    NOT be using FES on their arms daily
    HAVE some voluntary control of wrist extensor muscles

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    Participants will undergo 30 visits with TMS, each lasting 1-5 hours.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    General health

    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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    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
    • 12 Oct 2021
    • Organisation
    • Medical University of South Carolina
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 12 Oct 2021
    • Organisation
    • Medical University of South Carolina

    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