Continuous Passive Motion Versus Heterotopic Ossification

Technology
Bone health
Online since 1 September 2023, updated 260 days ago

About this trial

The investigators hypothesize that Heterotopic Ossification (HO) formation can be suppressed if the application of a Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) device can be performed for a substantial amount of...

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
15 - 70 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    All
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    The aim of this study is to formally evaluate whether the investigators can indeed prevent HO by the timely and painless use of CPM in neurogenic intensive care unit (ICU) patients with stabilized medical conditions, suffering from neurological insults either traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, or Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). The investigators hypothesize that HO formation can be suppressed if CPM can be performed for a substantial amount of time. The investigators will perform a pilot study with 10 ICU patients receiving CPM and 10 matched cases which will follow a conventional physiotherapy program at the time of the conduction of the study. The primary outcomes will be the CT appearance of HO in the hip or knee joint and the degree of ROM limitation in the given joint at baseline and at the end of the clinical trial. A secondary outcome that will be measured, will be the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) at the beginning and at the end of the CPM program. The comparison between the treatment and referent groups in terms of these outcomes will prove the prophylactic power of CPM against HO.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Bone health

    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
    • 12 May 2023
    • Organisation
    • University of Ioannina
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 12 May 2023
    • Organisation
    • University of Ioannina

    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