Spinal Cord Stimulation for Spinal Cord Injury Patients - Regain Walk and Alleviate Pain

Technology
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 22 September 2022, updated 565 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with chronic spinal cord injuries to examine the effect of epidural spinal cord stimulation (SCS) combined with physical therapy on walking function. Epidural SCS is a technique for stimulating the spinal cord with an implanted electrode array placed next to the spinal cord to modify spinal cord function. If included, participants will undergo surgery to implant the electrodes. Two weeks after the surgery, participants will begin a structured program of physical rehabilitation and electrical stimulation. Final testing of neurological function will be performed after 25 months.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
20 - 70 years
Injury level
Level not specified
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≥ 1 year
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    Level not specified
    Additionally, participants must
    MUST be planning to receive an epidural electrical stimulator

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    Participants will undergo surgery to implant the electrodes next to the spinal cord (lower back) - two weeks after the surgery, participants will begin a structured program of physical rehabilitation and electrical stimulation. - Final testing (e.g., walking function, trunk control) will be performed after 25 months

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Additional benefits

    General health

    Mental health

    Sensory function

    Spasticity

    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
    • 1 May 2020
    • Organisation
    • Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 1 May 2020
    • Organisation
    • Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital

    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