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Radiological and Clinical Efficacy of a Hybrid Spinal Implant ("Topping Off"): a Mono-center, Prospective Clinical Trial

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03404232
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 19, 2018
Last Update Posted : January 19, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Christian Herren, University Hospital, Aachen

Brief Summary:
The study aim is to show the effectiveness of a hybrid system (DTO) regarding clinical outcome and radiological alteration in a single-center prospective setting.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Spine Surgery Device: Dynesys DTO device (Zimmer Spine, Inc.) Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Posterior spondylodesis and monosegmental intervertebral cage plus flexible instrumentation of the superiorly adjacent segment (Dynesys DTO).

Planned follow-up visits up to 48 months with documentation of health-related outcome measurement instruments and radiological control of possible segment alteration and device-related complication.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: All patients requiring lumbar spinal surgery by the use of a hybrid spinal implant (DTO): (1) patients with their first surgical intervention at the lumbar spine, (2) patients with a previous surgical decompression but non-fusion procedure after LSS and (3) patients with medical history of PLIF-/TLIF-technique and later onset of symptomatic ASD within the superior adjacent segment.
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Use of the DTO Hybrid Dynamic Device: a Clinical Outcome- and Radiological-based Prospective Clinical Trial
Actual Study Start Date : January 1, 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 31, 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : December 31, 2017

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Group 1
patients with their first surgical intervention at the lumbar spine receive the Dynesys DTO device (Zimmer Spine, Inc.).
Device: Dynesys DTO device (Zimmer Spine, Inc.)
All patients receive posterior hybrid instrumentation.

Active Comparator: Group 2
patients with a previous surgical decompression but non-fusion procedure after lumbar spinal stenosis surgery receive the Dynesys DTO device (Zimmer Spine, Inc.).
Device: Dynesys DTO device (Zimmer Spine, Inc.)
All patients receive posterior hybrid instrumentation.

Active Comparator: Group 3
patients with the medical history of PLIF-/TLIF-technique and later onset of symptomatic ASD within the superior adjacent segment receive the Dynesys DTO device (Zimmer Spine, Inc.).
Device: Dynesys DTO device (Zimmer Spine, Inc.)
All patients receive posterior hybrid instrumentation.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in the health-related outcome measurement instruments (ODI) [ Time Frame: 24-48 months ]
  2. Changes in the health-related outcome measurement instruments (COMI) [ Time Frame: 24-48 months ]
  3. Changes in the health-related outcome measurement instruments (SF-36) [ Time Frame: 24-48 months ]
  4. Radiological outcomes [ Time Frame: 24-48 months ]
    Radiological changes within the adjacent segment


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Device complication (breakage, loosening, etc.) [ Time Frame: 24 - 48 months ]
    Complication regarding the device

  2. Patient-related complication [ Time Frame: 24- 48 months ]
    general and surgical complication



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Informed consent
  • Legal capacity
  • Age ≥ 18 years
  • Indication for monosegmental lumbar spine fusion (PLIF or "topping-off ") L2-S1 with osteochondrosis Modic grades I-III or spondylolisthesis Meyerding grades I-III.
  • Radiologic signs of degeneration in the adjacent segment of the intended fusion without signs of instability

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Motor deficit
  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Previous surgical intervention of the lumbar spine
  • Relevant peripheral neuropathy
  • Acute denervation subsequent to a radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis with Cobb angle greater than 25°
  • Spondylolisthesis > Meyerding grade III
  • Radiologic signs of degeneration in the adjacent segment of the intended fusion with signs of instability (for definition, see inclusion criteria)
  • No radiologic signs of degeneration in the adjacent segment of the intended fusion (for definition, see inclusion criteria)
  • Radiologic signs of degeneration in the adjacent segment of the intended fusion with >Fujiwara grade II or >Pfirrmann grade IV
  • Signs of instability in any lumbar spine segment other than that undergoing fusion
  • General contraindication for elective lumbar spine surgery
  • Pathologic fracture
  • Osteoporosis with pathologic fracture
  • Active systemic infection
  • Rheumatic disease
  • Disease of bone metabolism (e.g. Paget's Disease)
  • Bone metastasis
  • Local infection focus lumbar spine
  • Seizure disorder
  • Chronic ischemia Fontaine classification IIb-IV
  • Severe heart insufficiency (NYHA III-IV)
  • Blood coagulation disorder or blood thinning therapy
  • Cortisone intake more than one month in the last 12 months before randomization
  • Simultaneous participation in another clinical trial in the 30 days before randomization
  • Known allergy or intolerance to the implants
  • Dependency on investigator
  • Lack of familiarity with the German language
  • Placement in an institution by governmental or juridical advice
  • Absent legal capacity
  • Pregnancy

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03404232


Locations
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Germany
University Hospital Cologne
Cologne, Germany, 50937
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Aachen
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Christian Herren, Principal Investigator, University Hospital, Aachen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03404232    
Other Study ID Numbers: UKKuUKA001
First Posted: January 19, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 19, 2018
Last Verified: January 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No