This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition degenerative disc disease
Sponsor Orthofix Inc.
Start date September 2009
End date June 2014
Trial size 200 participants
Trial identifier NCT00965380, CP-01006B


The purpose of this study is to utilize Trinity Evolution in conjunction with an interbody spacer and supplemental posterior fixation of the surgeon's choice and to follow the patients to measure the clinical outcomes and rate of fusion. The hypothesis of the study is that Trinity Evolution combined with an interbody spacer and supplemental posterior fixation will result in fusion rates and clinical outcomes similar to those with other routinely used autograft and allograft materials including: fusion, improvement in pain and function, maintenance of lower extremity neurological function, and absence of serious adverse events related to the use of the Trinity Evolution product.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model case-only
Time perspective prospective

Primary Outcomes

Fusion Rates for Trinity Evolution
time frame: Operative to 24 months follow-up

Secondary Outcomes

NDI relative improvement; VAS improvement; Maintenance or improvement of neurological function
time frame: Pre-op to 24 months follow-up
Complication Rates for Trinity Evolution
time frame: Operative to 24 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Symptomatic lumbar degenerative disc disease at 1 or 2 adjacent levels between L3 and S1 - Patients with back and/or leg pain scheduled for stabilization with or without decompression via a TLIF or PLIF approach utilizing an interbody spacer and supplemental posterior fixation. - Greater than 18 years of age - Unresponsive to conservative care over a period of at least 6 months or has progressive neurological signs and/or symptoms of neurological compromise that mandate urgent surgical intervention - Willing and able to comply with the requirements of the protocol including follow-up requirements - Willing and able to sign a study specific informed consent. Exclusion Criteria: - Patients requiring surgical treatment other than at 1 or 2 adjacent levels between L3 and S1 - Active local or systemic infection - Currently pregnant or considering becoming pregnant during the follow-up period - Active malignancy or having been on chemotherapy of any kind for a malignancy in the past 1 year - Use of any other bone graft or bone graft substitute in addition to or in place of Trinity Evolution matrix in and around the interbody spacer. - Use of adjunctive post-operative stimulation - Prior interbody surgery at the same level - Has a known history of hypersensitivity or anaphylactic reaction to dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO).

Additional Information

Official title A Radiographic and Clinical Study Evaluating a Novel Allogeneic, Cancellous, Bone Matrix Containing Viable Stem Cells (Trinity Evolution™ Viable Cryopreserved Cellular Bone Matrix) in Posterior Lumbar or Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF or TLIF)
Description Degenerative disorders of the lumbar spine can lead to a multitude of clinical problems including back pain and/or leg pain secondary to nerve compression and/or deformity. When conservative (non-surgical) treatment fails after at least a 6 month period and/or non-operative treatment is not indicated, patients and physicians may turn to a surgical solution. Surgical options consist basically of decompressing nerves, correcting and/or stabilizing deformities if required and fusing the segment, depending on the clinical situation. The "gold standard" for aiding healing in spinal fusion surgeries is the harvesting of autograft from the patient's iliac crest and placing it in and around the segments of the spine that are intended to be fused. Autograft is considered the "gold standard" because it contains the essential elements required for successful bone grafting: osteogenesis, osteoconduction, and osteoinduction. However, the morbidity of harvesting autograft has been well documented and includes chronic donor-site pain, infection, neurologic injury, blood loss, deformity, bowel injury, hernia, and prolonged surgical and hospitalization time. There are now a number of products on the market to minimize or replace the use of autograft. However, few of these products contain all three essential bone-forming elements (osteogenesis, osteoconduction, and osteoinduction) in a single, stand alone product. Trinity Evolution is a novel, allogeneic cancellous bone matrix containing viable osteoprogenitor cells, mesenchymal stem cells and a demineralized cortical bone (DCB) component to provide the required osteoconduction, osteogenesis, and osteoinduction necessary for successful bone grafting. Preclinical studies with Trinity Evolution have demonstrated in-vitro and in-vivo safety and effectiveness. Trinity Evolution is considered an allograft and as such is a "minimally manipulated" tissue and is labeled for bone repair for spinal, orthopedic and podiatric indications where autograft is used. The dosage will be dependent upon the specific requirements of the case.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in April 2014.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Orthofix Inc..