Epidural Stimulation After Neurologic Damage: Long-Term Outcomes

Technology
Arm/hand function
Online since 16 August 2023, updated 334 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with chronic spinal cord injury below C5, who have a functional implanted spinal cord stimulator, to test the long-term effect of epidural spinal cord stimulation on volitional movements. Epidural spinal cord stimulation is a technique for stimulating the spinal cord with an implanted electrode placed next to the spinal cord to modify spinal cord function. If included, participants will undergo testing of volitional movements with the stimulator on and off, two times per year for 10 years. Final testing will be performed after 10 years.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 22 years
Injury level
C5 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    Time since injury
    ≥ 1 year
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C5-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    HAVE an existing and functional implanted spinal cord stimulator system that is FDA approved
    NOT have current or anticipated need for opioid pain medication preventing participation in the rehabilitation program
    NOT have received Botox injections in the last six months

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    - Participants will undergo testing of volitional movements with the spinal cord stimulator on and off, 2x per year, for 10 years. - Final testing will be performed after 10 years.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    General health

    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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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Mar 2023
    • Organisation
    • University of Minnesota
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Mar 2023
    • Organisation
    • University of Minnesota

    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