Nerve Transfer Surgery to Restore Upper-limb Function After Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

Surgery
Arm/hand function
Online since 21 February 2024, updated 6 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with chronic cervical spinal cord injuries to test the effect of nerve transfer surgery on arm and hand function. Nerve transfer surgery relocates an intact nerve to a target nerve attached to a muscle that has significant weakness or paralysis. If included, participants will receive nerve transfer surgery. Recipients will be compared with matched individuals who do not receive nerve transfer surgery (control group). Final testing of arm and hand function will be performed after 2 years.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 70 years
Injury level
C5 - C8
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    Time since injury
    6 months - 9 months
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C5-C8

    What’s involved

    Type

    Surgery

    Details

    - Surgery to transfer an intact nerve to a target nerve attached to a muscle that has significant weakness or paralysis. - Participants that decide to not receive nerve transfer surgery will be recruited as the control group. - Final testing of arm and hand function will be performed after 2 years.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    Mental health

    Pain

    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
    • 3 Jun 2021
    • Organisation
    • University of British Columbia
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 3 Jun 2021
    • Organisation
    • University of British Columbia

    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