Spinal Stimulation for Chronic Complete Tetraplegia

Technology
Arm/hand function
Online since 4 January 2023, updated 9 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with chronic complete cervical spinal cord injuries to test the effect of skin surface (transcutaneous) spinal cord stimulation on upper extremity function. If included, all participants will undergo conventional therapy only, followed by transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation in combination with conventional therapy. Investigators want to quantify whether participants would use the therapy on an ongoing basis, and determine treatment changes to upper extremity strength, sensation, function, spasticity, and overall health. The study period lasts 26 weeks.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C3 - C7
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    Time since injury
    ≥ 1 year
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C3-C7
    Additionally, participants must
    NOT have any implanted metal devices
    NOT have a history of epilepsy or seizures
    NOT have a cardiovascular disease

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    participants will undergo conventional therapy with and without spinal cord stimulation

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    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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    • Recruitment
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Aug 2022
    • Organisation
    • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
    • Recruitment
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Aug 2022
    • Organisation
    • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

    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