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Effectiveness of Lumbar Fusion When NanOss Bioactive Is Used With Posterolateral Gutter Fusions

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01452516
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Study was terminated due to slow accrual rate.)
First Posted : October 17, 2011
Last Update Posted : December 7, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc.

Brief Summary:

Spine fusion is one of the most common procedures performed in spinal surgery. Several surgical techniques can achieve a solid union, but the intertransverse posterolateral fusion (PLF) is the most widely used. However, complications can develop when the bone graft material used is insufficient to achieve the desired fusion. With its unique properties, nanOss Bioactive can be mixed with bone marrow aspirate (BMA) and other graft materials to obtain new bone growth during the healing process.

It is hypothesized that the use of nanOss Bioactive will result in fusion at 12 months, with CT evidence of bridging trabecular bone, less than 3mm of translational motion, and less than 5 degrees of angular motion. In addition, patients are expected to see an improvement in Oswestry Disability Index scores, VAS pain scores, and SF36 scores, while decreasing the use of pain medication, returning to work, and finding satisfaction in the results of their surgery.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Degenerative Disc Disease Spinal Stenosis Spondylolisthesis Device: nanOss Bioactive Bone void filler Device: Interbody FCage Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The post marketing clinical trial is designed to assess lumbar fusion using interbody cages with autograft in conjunction with instrumented posterolateral gutter fusions using nanOss Bioactive bone void filler in patients with degenerative disc disease (DDD) characterized by the inclusion and exclusion criteria listed below.

Patients for this study will be recruited from up to 10 clinical sites. It is estimated that 100 patients will be enrolled in the study. At least 10 investigators will participate in the study. Patients who meet the inclusion and exclusion criteria will be asked to sign the informed consent. Preoperatively, the patient will provide his /her medical history and complete self assessment forms. The investigator will perform a clinical evaluation.

Patients who meet the criteria for entrance into the study will undergo lumbar fusion using interbody cages with autograft in conjunction with instrumented posterolateral gutter fusions using nanOss Bioactive in combination with local autograft and bone marrow aspirate (BMA). Anterior lumbar interbody fusion procedures are not allowed.

Following surgery, operative and discharge information will be collected. The patients will be evaluated at 6 weeks, 6 months and 12 months postoperatively. At each postoperative visit, the investigator will clinically evaluate the patient and the patient will complete self assessment documents, Oswestry Disability Index, Quality of Life questionnaires and a surgery satisfaction survey, e.g., very satisfied, satisfied, somewhat unsatisfied, or very unsatisfied with the surgery. Fusion status will be evaluated radiographically at each visit using plain films. CT scans at 12 months will be evaluated by an independent radiologist. Complication data will be recorded throughout the study.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 28 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective, Multi-Center, Nonrandomized Study to Assess Lumbar Fusion Using Interbody Cages With Autograft in Conjunction With Instrumented Posterolateral Gutter Fusions Using NanOss Bioactive
Study Start Date : July 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2013

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Arm Intervention/treatment
nanOss Bioactive Bone void filler
Lumbar fusion using interbody cages with autograft in conjunction with instrumented posterolateral gutter fusions using nanOss Bioactive bone void filler
Device: nanOss Bioactive Bone void filler
Instrumented posterolateral gutter fusions using nanOss Bioactive bone void filler

Device: Interbody FCage
Lumbar fusion using interbody cages with autograft. This will be done in conjunction with the posterolatreal gutter fusion

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Spinal fusion [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    1. Bridging trabecular bone
    2. Less than 3mm of translational motion
    3. Less than 5mm of angular motion

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Improvement in Oswestry Disability Index score [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  2. Improvement in VAS pain scores [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  3. Improvement in Quality of Life scores [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  4. Decrease in medication usage [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  5. Patient returning to work [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  6. Patient satisfaction (surgery satisfaction survey, e.g., very satisfied, satisfied, somewhat unsatisfied, or very unsatisfied with the surgery) [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

The patient can be included in the study if all of the following criteria are met;

  1. is at least 18 years of age and skeletally mature
  2. must have symptomatic spinal stenosis and/or spondylolisthesis or degenerative disc disease (DDD) at one or two adjacent levels from L2-S1 requiring a fusion
  3. must have completed a minimum of three months of unsuccessful conservative, non-operative care
  4. must have discogenic back pain with or without leg pain
  5. DDD must be confirmed by MRI or CT scans followed by discography (if necessary)
  6. must score at least 40 points on the Oswestry Disability Index
  7. must score at least a 4 on a 10 cm Visual Analog Scale for back pain
  8. must be able to comply with the protocol‟s follow-up schedule
  9. must understand and sign the informed consent document

Exclusion Criteria:

The patient must not exhibit any of the following criteria;

  1. symptomatic at more than two levels
  2. previous fusion surgery at any lumbar level with or without instrumentation (prior discectomy, laminotomy, laminectomy or nucleolysis at the operative (involved) level > 6 months is permitted)
  3. more than 50% spondylolisthesis
  4. lumbar scoliosis greater than 11 degrees
  5. osteoporosis*, osteopenia, osteomalacia, Paget‟s disease or metabolic bone disease.
  6. spinal tumors
  7. active arachnoiditis Pioneer Surgical Technology Confidential nanOss Bioactive Post Marketing Clinical Study: March 11, 2010 Page 8
  8. fractures of the epiphyseal plate or fractures for which stabilization of the fracture is not possible.
  9. Impaired calcium metabolism
  10. active infection or surgical site infection
  11. rheumatoid arthritis or other autoimmune disease
  12. chronic steroid use (used steroids for one month within the last 6 months) or any medical condition that requires treatment with drugs known to interfere with bone healing
  13. systemic disease such as AIDS, HIV, hepatitis (active), tuberculosis
  14. morbid obesity defined as body mass index (BMI) >40 or a weight more than 100 lbs over ideal body weight
  15. smokers unless the patient agrees to quit at least 2 weeks prior to and for the duration of the study, confirmed by a carboxyhemoglobin test prior to surgery
  16. psychosocial disorders that would preclude accurate evaluation or has a history of substance abuse
  17. active malignancy except non-melanoma skin cancer; history of any invasive malignancy unless treated and in remission for at least five years
  18. documented allergies to porcine collagen or titanium
  19. pregnancy, or interested in becoming pregnant in the next four years
  20. participation in another investigational study within 30 days *Osteoporosis will be assessed at the time of the preoperative evaluation based on the patient‟s history, physical examination and review of the radiographic evaluations. All patients at risk for osteoporosis must obtain a DEXA scan of the spine and hip to determine if the patient has severe osteoporosis. The definition of a patient at risk used by the National Osteoporosis Foundation includes the following: i. Premature menopause (< 45 years) ii. Prolonged amenorrhea (> one year) iii. Maternal history of hip fracture iv. Primary hyperparathyroidism or hyperthyroidism v. Chronic renal failure vi. Previous fragility fractures, particularly of the hip, spine or wrist vii. Patients who have ever taken corticosteroids in doses >7.5 mg/day for one year or more. Patients will be excluded if their bone mineral density (BMD) in the spine or hip is more than 1.0 standard deviation (SD) below the mean of normal adults in the presence of one or more fragility fractures indicating severe osteoporosis. If severe osteoporosis is diagnosed, the patient must be excluded from the investigational study. If the patient has osteoporosis or osteopenia, they may be included in the study if he or she meets the rest of the inclusion and exclusion criteria.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01452516

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United States, California
Tower Orthopaedics & Neurosurgical Spine Institute
Beverly Hills, California, United States, 90048
Scripps Memorial Hospital Neurosurgery
La Jolla, California, United States, 92037
United States, Illinois
Northwestern Medical Facility
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
United States, Michigan
Advanced Center for Orthopedics
Marquette, Michigan, United States, 49855
United States, Missouri
St. Johns Spine and Pain Clinic
Springfield, Missouri, United States, 65804
United States, South Carolina
Medical University of South Carolina Neurology
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29425
United States, Wisconsin
Milwaukee Spinal Specialists
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53211
Sponsors and Collaborators
Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc.
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Principal Investigator: Mathew Songer, MD Advanced Center for Orthopedics

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Responsible Party: Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc. Identifier: NCT01452516     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B01-2010
First Posted: October 17, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 7, 2016
Last Verified: November 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc.:
lumbar fusion
bone graft
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Spinal Stenosis
Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
Spinal Diseases
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases