CHARITE™ vs. ALIF 5-Year Follow-up

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
DePuy Spine Identifier:
First received: September 14, 2005
Last updated: May 15, 2008
Last verified: May 2008

To assess the clinical and radiographic outcomes through 5-years following treatment with CHARITÉ™ Artificial Disc vs. the BAK Cage for treatment of degenerative disc disease at one level (L4-S1).

Condition Phase
Degenerative Disc Disease
Phase 4

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Five-Year Follow-up of the CHARITÉ™ Artificial Disc Compared to Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion With the BAK Cage.

Further study details as provided by DePuy Spine:

Estimated Enrollment: 367
Study Start Date: March 2005
Study Completion Date: July 2007
Detailed Description:

This study is an extension out to 5 year follow-up of a randomized comparative IDE trial of the CHARITÉ™ Artificial Disc vs. ALIF with the BAK cage for treatment of degenerative disc disease. The original 2-year trial demonstrated non-inferiority of the CHARITÉ™ compared to ALIF.

This extension will continue to follow-up the original outcome measures and will also examine adjacent segment progression.


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participated in either the training or randomized arm of the CHARITÉ Artificial Disc IDE study,
  • Still have the original implant they received in their index surgery.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00215332

United States, California
Charite Site 13
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90048
United States, Colorado
Charite Site 06
Golden, Colorado, United States, 80401
United States, Illinois
Charite Site 11
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60640
United States, Kentucky
Charite Site 03
Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40202
United States, Maryland
Charite Site 02
Towson, Maryland, United States, 21204
United States, Massachusetts
Charite Site 15
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02120
United States, New York
Charite Site 14
Lockport, New York, United States, 14094
Charite Site 10
New York, New York, United States, 10003
United States, Ohio
Charite Site 07
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43214
United States, Texas
Charite Site 01
Plano, Texas, United States, 75093
Sponsors and Collaborators
DePuy Spine
Study Director: Daniel H Stoutenburgh DePuy Spine
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00215332     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P040006
Study First Received: September 14, 2005
Last Updated: May 15, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by DePuy Spine:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Spinal Diseases processed this record on March 26, 2015