An Assessment of P-15 Bone Putty in Anterior Cervical Fusion With Instrumentation

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
CeraPedics, Inc Identifier:
First received: April 3, 2006
Last updated: November 19, 2015
Last verified: November 2015
The aim of this trial is to evaluate if P-15 bone putty (investigational device) is not inferior in effectiveness and safety to local autologous bone (control device) when applied in instrumented anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with use of a structural allograft ring in patients with degenerative cervical disc disease..

Condition Intervention
Intervertebral Disk Degeneration
Device: P-15 Synthetic osteoconductive bone substitute
Other: Autologous bone

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Assessment of P-15 Bone Putty in Anterior Cervical Fusion With Instrumentation

Further study details as provided by CeraPedics, Inc:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Radiologic fusion [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Neck Disability Index (NDI) [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Neurologic success [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Adverse events [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain neck Visual Analog Scale (VAS) [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Pain shoulder and arm Visual Analog Scale (VAS) [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Success rates measured by aggregated modified Odom's criteria [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Short Form 36 v2 Physical Health Composite Score (PCS) [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Short Form 36 v2 Mental Health Composite Score (MCS) [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Kyphosis [ Time Frame: 12 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 319
Study Start Date: January 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2019
Primary Completion Date: May 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Bone graft substitute
Subjects will receive anterior cervical discectomy with fusion and instrumentation (anterior plate). Structural allograft ring will be used. The cavity of the ring will be filled with P-15 synthetic osteoconductive bone substitute (investigational device).
Device: P-15 Synthetic osteoconductive bone substitute
Safety and efficacy of synthetic bone substitute used for fusion in spinal surgery
Other Name: i-Factor
Active Comparator: Autologous Bone
Subjects will receive anterior cervical discectomy with fusion and instrumentation (anterior plate). Structural allograft ring will be used. The cavity of the ring will be filled with local autologous bone.
Other: Autologous bone
Local autologous bone will be harvested, milled and placed into the cavity of the structural allograft ring

Detailed Description:

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) is a common surgical treatment option for symptomatic degenerative cervical disk disease in patients who fail conservative treatment. i-FACTOR bone graft is a unique anorganic bone mineral (ABM) and small peptide, P-15™. P-15 is a synthetic fifteen amino acid polypeptide that mimics the cell-binding domain of Type I human collagen and is responsible for osteogenic cell attachment via alpha2-beta1 integrins.

This is randomized, controlled, multi-center, prospective FDA IDE study conducted to assess the safety and effectiveness of i-FACTOR bone graft (Cerapedics, Inc. Westminster, CO) in patients treated with single level ACDF. Patients received i-FACTOR bone graft or local autologous bone inside a structural allograft.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age between 18 and 65
  • Radiographically determined discogenic origin to include at least one of the following characteristics: degenerated/dark disc on MRI, decreased disc height compared to adjacent levels on radiographic film, CT, or MRI and disc herniation on CT or MRI
  • Radicular symptoms by history and physical exam to include at least the following characteristics: Arm/shoulder pain, decreased flexes, decreased strength and abnormal sensation
  • Pain level arm/shoulder >4 on 0-10 VAS
  • Pain level neck >4 on 0-10 VAS
  • Neck disability Index >30
  • Involved discs between C3 and C7
  • Undergoing anterior cervical fusion at a single level
  • Failed to gain adequate relief from non-operative treatment
  • Able and willing to give consent to participate in study
  • Understand and read English at elementary level

Exclusion Criteria:

Systemic infection such as AIDS, HIV, and active hepatitis; Significant metabolic disease that in the surgeon's opinion might compromise bone growth such as osteoporosis or osteomalacia; Taking medication for the prevention of osteoporosis; Circulatory, cardiac, or pulmonary problems that could cause excessive surgical risk; Active malignancy; Nondiscogenic source of symptoms (e.g., tumor, etc.); Multiple level symptomatic degenerative disc disease; Previous cervical fusion; Previous cervical decompression at the same level; Acute cervical trauma or instability (i.e., subluxation > 3 mm on flexion/extension radiographic film); Undergoing treatment for tumor or bony traumatic injury to the cervical spine; Rheumatoid disease of the cervical spine; Myelopathy; Pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the next 2 years; Posterior cervical spine procedure scheduled; More than one level to be operated; Has a history of substance abuse (recreational drugs, alcohol); Is a prisoner; Is currently involved in a study of another investigational product for similar purpose; Has a disease process that would preclude accurate evaluation (e.g., neuromuscular disease, significant psychiatric disease).

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00310440

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United States, California
Todd Lanman, MD, Inc.
Beverly Hills, California, United States, 90210
Department of Neurological Surgery UCSF Spine Center
San Francisco, California, United States, 94143
United States, Colorado
Spine Education Research Institute
Thornton, Colorado, United States, 80229
United States, Florida
Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Sarasota, Florida, United States, 34233
United States, Illinois
Loyola University - Chicago
Maywood, Illinois, United States, 60153
United States, Indiana
Orthopaedics Northeast/Midwest Spine Group
Ft. Wayne, Indiana, United States, 46825
Indiana Spine Group
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46260
Indianapolis Neurosurgical Group
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46260
United States, Kansas
Kansas University Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas, United States, 66160-0001
United States, Maryland
Maryland Brain & Spine
Annapolis, Maryland, United States, 21401
United States, Massachusetts
New England Baptist Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02120
New England Neurosurgical Associates, LLC
Springfield, Massachusetts, United States, 01104
United States, Missouri
Washington University Orthopedics
St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
United States, New Jersey
New Jersey Medical School
Newark, New Jersey, United States, 07101-2425
United States, New York
Buffalo Spine Surgery
Lockport, New York, United States, 14094
United States, North Carolina
Carolina NeuroSurgery & Spine Associates
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, 28204
United States, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
United States, Oregon
NeuroSpine Institute LLC
Eugene, Oregon, United States, 97401
United States, Pennsylvania
Thomas Jefferson University and Rothman Institute
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107
United States, Texas
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
United States, Utah
University of Utah Orthopaedic Center
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84108
United States, Virginia
Spinal Research Foundation
Reston, Virginia, United States, 20190
United States, Washington
Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98104
Canada, Alberta
Foothills Medical Center
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 2T9
Canada, Ontario
Toronto Western Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5T 2S8
Canada, Quebec
Montreal Neurological Institute
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 2B4
Sponsors and Collaborators
CeraPedics, Inc
Principal Investigator: Michael Janssen, MD / DO Spine Education Research Institute
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Responsible Party: CeraPedics, Inc Identifier: NCT00310440     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1003 
Study First Received: April 3, 2006
Last Updated: November 19, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
Canada: Health Canada

Keywords provided by CeraPedics, Inc:
Degenerative disc disease
P-15 Bone Putty
Bone graft
Cervical discectomy
Cervical spine

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Spinal Diseases processed this record on February 07, 2016