Upper Limb Spinal Cord Stimulation for Rehabilitation Enhancement

Technology
Arm/hand function
Online since 10 October 2023, updated 138 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling approximately six individuals with acute cervical spinal cord injuries to test the effect of skin-surface (transcutaneous) spinal cord stimulation (TSCS) applied during inpatient rehabilitation on upper limb mobility. TSCS is a technique for stimulating the spinal cord via surface electrodes to modify spinal cord function. If included, participants will receive either: 1) TSCS during inpatient rehabilitation; or 2) standard inpatient rehabilitation alone. Final testing of upper limb mobility, spasticity, independence, and quality of life will be performed 90 minutes after the intervention, with follow up examinations at 6 months and one year.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C1 - C8
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    All
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-C8

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    - participants will receive either: 1) TSCS during inpatient rehabilitation or 2) standard rehabilitation alone. - Final testing of upper limb mobility, spasticity, independence, and quality of life will be performed 90 minutes after the intervention in each session, with follow up at 6 months and one year.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    General health

    Mental health

    Sensory function

    Spasticity

    Standing/walking/mobility

    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
    • 28 Jun 2023
    • Organisation
    • University College, London
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 28 Jun 2023
    • Organisation
    • University College, London

    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