"Epidural Spinal Cord Stimulation: Addressing Spasticity and Motor Function"

Technology
Spasticity
Online since 11 November 2022, updated 18 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with spinal cord injuries, who qualify medically for an intrathecal baclofen pump (an implanted pump to deliver anti-spasticity medication), to test whether spinal cord stimulation (a technique for stimulating the spinal cord with an implanted electrode placed next to the spinal cord) or the pump is more effective for treating severe spasticity. If included, participants will be surgically implanted with either: 1) an epidural stimulator; or 2) an intrathecal baclofen pump (standard of care). Final testing will be performed after 8 months.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
All levels
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    All
    Healthy volunteers
    No
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    Additionally, participants must
    meet the clinical criteria for an intrathecal baclofen pump

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    Participants will be surgically implanted with an 1) epidural stimulator or the 2) intrathecal baclofen pump (standard of care).

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Spasticity

    Additional benefits

    Sensory function

    Standing/walking/mobility

    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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    • Recruitment
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 14 Jul 2022
    • Organisation
    • Kessler Foundation
    • Recruitment
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 14 Jul 2022
    • Organisation
    • Kessler Foundation

    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