Ascension PyroCarbon Radial Head Study (CMRH)
|Degenerative Arthritis Radial Head Fracture Rheumatoid Arthritis||Device: Carbon Modular Radial Head replacement Device: Metal Radial Head replacement|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Safety and Effectiveness Study of Ascension PyroCarbon Radial Head Compared to Ascension Metal Radial Head|
- The proportion of patient successes with the Carbon Modular Radial Head vs patient successes with the Metal Radial Head as assessed by implant survival [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2017|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Carbon Modular Radial Head
PyroCarbon Modular Radial Head replacement
Device: Carbon Modular Radial Head replacement
'Carbon Modular Radial Head replacement: The Ascension Radial Head is made of pyrocarbon, a material that testing has shown to be both wear resistant and biocompatible and has been used in surgical implants for years. The introduction of the pyrocarbon head should alleviate the problems associated with wear debris and fragmentation experienced with the silicone radial spacer.
Other Name: Ascension CMRH
Active Comparator: Metal Radial Head
Metal Radial Head replacement
Device: Metal Radial Head replacement
Metal Radial Head replacement:The Ascension® Modular Radial Head (MRH) is an anatomically designed, single-use, modular prosthesis designed for replacement of the proximal end of the radius. FDA cleared this device for commercial distribution under 510(k) K032686. It is made from medical grade cobalt chromium alloy meeting ASTM F1537. Head components are available in six sizes and stem components are available in four sizes are interchangeable and assembled with a taper connection.
Other Name: Ascension MRH
This investigation will include 179 patients (119 study devices and 60 control devices) enrolled at 15 active centers. In addition a subset of 24 RA patients will be enrolled and analyzed separately. The trial is designed as a randomized, non-inferiority study comparing results of the CMRH to results of the MRH.
This will be a multi-site study with all patients either receiving the CMRH or the MRH. Sequential enrollment of all patients meeting inclusion criteria and agreeing to be in the study will be enrolled. The patients will sign an informed consent agreeing to accept either the investigational or control device. In addition, the surgeon will not know which device the patient is to receive until the day of surgery in an attempt to further reduce bias. The surgeon will open an envelope at the time of surgery to determine if a CMRH or MRH will be implanted.
Additional efforts to eliminate bias in the study will include a final radiographic analysis by an independent observer experienced in reporting on orthopedic devices. The independent reviewer will grade the surgical implant and determine radiographic success/failure for each patient.
Implants will be assigned to patients at the clinical sites in a block randomization fashion. The randomization will be site specific. At a given site, each consecutive block of six enrolled patients to be treated will receive random assignments of CMRH or MRH at a 2:1. The randomization schedule is generated by computer (NQuery) and is produced in blocks of 6, where 4 are study devices and 2 are control devices.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02405234
|United States, Florida|
|University of Florida Orthopedic and Rehabilitation|
|Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32611|
|United States, Ohio|
|Hand Center of Southwestern Ohio|
|Dayton, Ohio, United States, 45405|
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|The Rothman Institute|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107|
|United States, Texas|
|Texas Orthopedic Hospital|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Study Director:||Andrew Tummon||Integra Life Sciences|