Clinical Trial – Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation for Hand and Upper Limb Pain – Upper Arm Pain

There are no studies as yet specifically investigating the application of DRG stimulation in the treatment of chronic pain affecting the upper limbs. The investigators propose to investigate the effect of dorsal root stimulation in patients with chrionic hand or upper limb pain.

Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) stimulation is a form of Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS), which has been available and used for the treatment of chronic pain in Europe since late 2011. Clinical practice and pre/post market studies have shown that stimulation of the DRG can significantly reduce chronic intractable pain of various aetiologies. However, there are no studies as yet specifically investigating the application of DRG stimulation in the treatment of chronic pain affecting the upper limbs. Furthermore, there are very few studies of SCS generally, in an upper limb pain population, despite this being a group often referred for and treated with SCS in tertiary, interventional pain practices. Due to several limitations of traditional SCS systems, chiefly concerning the stability of stimulation induced paraesthesia, DRG stimulation is being increasingly utilised in its place for this condition.

Study Type  : Observational
Estimated Enrollment  : 20 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: An Observational Cohort Study to Assess the Long Term Effectiveness of Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation for Chronic Pain in the Upper Limb(s)
Study Start Date  : September 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date  : September 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date  : June 2022
Contacts
Contact: Jennifer Breel, MPA 0205662533 j.s.breel@amc.nl
Contact: Frank Wille, MD 0205662533 f.wille@amc.nl

Locations

Netherlands
Academic Medical Center Recruiting
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, 1105 AZ
Contact: Frank Wille, M.D.    +31205669111 ext 64032    f.wille@amc.uva.nl
Contact: Jennifer S Breel, MPA    +31882505037    j.s.breel@amc.uva.nl
Principal Investigator: Frank Wille, M.D.
Principal Investigator: Jennifer S Breel, MPA
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02553876

 

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