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Safety and Efficacy of the CarboFix Pedicle Screw System

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: NCT02039232
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 17, 2014
Last Update Posted : April 17, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
CarboFix Orthopedics Ltd.

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of CarboFix' Pedicle Screw System in the lumbar spine.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Degenerative Disc Disease Spondylolisthesis Spinal Stenosis Spinal Curvatures Tumor Device: Pedicle screw system Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 46 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: CarboFix Pedicle Screw System
Actual Study Start Date : January 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2018

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: CarboFix Pedicle Screw System Device: Pedicle screw system

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Fusion success [ Time Frame: 6 months post-operation ]

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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:

  1. Subject is 18 years old or older.
  2. Confirmation that the physical examination of radiopathy, myelopathy or combination is in correlation with the affected level.
  3. Lumbar CT, MRI, or myelography confirms the level of involvement is consistent with the subject's examination.
  4. Informed consent given by the subject.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Subject is not eligible for fixation with market-available fixation means.
  2. Familial history NF2.
  3. Acute traumatic spinal injury with or without neurological signs.
  4. Metabolic bone disease.
  5. History of Paget's disease or other osteodystrophies whether acquired or congenital, including renal osteodystrophy, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism hyperparathyroidism, Ehrlers-Danlos-syndrome, osteogenesis imperfecta, achondroplasia, tuberculosis.
  6. History of mental disorder or current psychiatric treatment.
  7. Pregnancy and/or female subjects intending to become pregnant within the expected time frame of the study and/or female subjects of child bearing age who do not use conventional contraceptive methods.
  8. Immune deficiency disease.
  9. Infection in the location of the operative site, discitis, osteomyelitis, fever and/or leukocytosis (as diagnosed based on the results of CBC and ESR tests).
  10. Scoliosis.
  11. Treatment with drugs that may interfere with bone metabolism such as:

    1. Cumulative dose of 150 mg. of Prednisone or equivalent within the last 6 months.
    2. Calcitonin within the past 6 months.
    3. Bisphosphonates for 30 days or more within the last 12 months.
    4. Bone therapeutic doses of fluoride for 30 days or more within the last 12 months.
    5. Bone therapeutic doses of vitamin D or Vitamin D metabolites for 30 days or more within the last 6 months.
    6. Treatment by chemotherapy within the last 12 months.
  12. Lack of willingness to make a commitment to return for required follow up visits.
  13. Drug and/or alcohol abuse.
  14. Morbid obesity.
  15. Metal allergies.
  16. Recent use of other investigational drugs or devices (within the past 30 days).

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02039232

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Hillel Yafe MC;
Hadera;, Israel
Herzliya Medical Center
Herzliya, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
CarboFix Orthopedics Ltd.

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Responsible Party: CarboFix Orthopedics Ltd. Identifier: NCT02039232    
Other Study ID Numbers: CARBOFIX P CLD PPS1
First Posted: January 17, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 17, 2019
Last Verified: April 2018
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Spinal Stenosis
Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
Spinal Curvatures
Spinal Diseases
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases