Study of the Treatment of Articular Repair (STAR)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Vericel Corporation Identifier:
First received: September 8, 2005
Last updated: August 17, 2015
Last verified: August 2015

This study is a prospective, longitudinal, multi-center, within patient evaluation of patients with articular cartilage defects of the knee who have had an inadequate response to a prior non-Carticel surgical treatment. Patients who met eligibility criteria were enrolled in the study. Subsequent to implantation with Carticel patients have follow-up every 6-months up to 48-months.

Condition Intervention Phase
Articular Cartilage
Biological: Carticel (autologous cultured chondrocyte) implantation
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective, Longitudinal Within-Patient Evaluation of the Effectiveness (Durability) of Carticel® (Autologous Cultured Chondrocytes) Compared to Non-Carticel Surgical Treatment for Articular Cartilage Defects of the Knee.

Further study details as provided by Vericel Corporation:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean change from baseline in the KOOS [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 month, 12 months, 24 months, 36 months, 48 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from Baseline in the Modified Cincinnati Score [ Time Frame: 6mo, 12mo, 18mo, 24mo, 30mo, 36mo, 42mo, 48mo ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change from Baseline in the Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS)Which consists of five sub- categories = Pain, ADL, QOL, Symptoms, Sport [ Time Frame: 12mo, 24mo, 36mo, 48mo ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change from Baseline in the SF-36 Health Status Survey [ Time Frame: 12mo, 24mo, 36mo, 48mo ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 126
Study Start Date: March 2000
Study Completion Date: November 2005
Primary Completion Date: November 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Biological: Carticel (autologous cultured chondrocyte) implantation
    Each Carticel vial of autologous cultured chondrocytes contains approximately 12 million cells implanted into the defect and secured with a periosteal flap

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Provided written informed consent
  • Documented history of at least one Grade III or Grade IV defect (modified Outerbridge classification) on the medial or lateral femoral condyle or trochlea
  • Failed prior treatment for articular cartilage defects of the knee, e.g. inadequate response to a non- ACI surgical procedure to treat the lesion, within past 3 yrs
  • Patient reported overall knee condition of 5 or less on the Modified Cinn Rating System
  • patients must have had a cartilage defect located on the medial or lateral femoral condyle or trochlea which had an inadequate response to a prior arthroscopic or other non-Carticel surgical repair procedure

Exclusion Criteria:

  • see above
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00158613

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Vericel Corporation
Study Director: Medical Monitor Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
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Responsible Party: Medical Monitor, Genzyme Corporation Identifier: NCT00158613     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CARTCEL 012-99
Study First Received: September 8, 2005
Last Updated: August 17, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration processed this record on October 02, 2015