This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition lumbar spinal stenosis
Treatment nl-prow interspinous spacer implant
Sponsor Non-Linear Technologies
Start date January 2010
End date July 2011
Trial size 6 participants
Trial identifier NCT01053364, NL-PROW-01


The purpose of the study is to evaluate the clinical safety and feasibility of the NL-Prow™ Interspinous Spacer implant and insertion procedure in the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
nl-prow interspinous spacer implant
Interspinous spacer implant

Primary Outcomes

Accurate placement of the interspinous spacer confirmed by fluoroscopy
time frame: Procedure completion

Secondary Outcomes

Improvement in leg and or back pain and in walking capability compared to baseline
time frame: One year
Any device and or procedure related adverse events or complications
time frame: One year

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 50 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Men and women ≥50 years of age. - Symptoms of leg/buttock/groin pain, with or without back pain, that are exacerbated by lumbar extension and relieved in flexion. - Diagnosis of neurogenic intermittent claudication (NIC) (defined as a feeling of paresthesia and/or discomfort and/or pain and/or weakness in the leg(s) during walking or standing) secondary to lumbar spinal canal stenosis at 1-2 lumbar levels (between L1 and L5), confirmed by dynamic X-Ray (showing sagital instability or rocking), and CT and/or MRI (showing central spinal canal narrowing and/or foraminal narrowing). - Has completed at least 6 months of conservative therapy, which may include but is not limited to, epidural steroid injections, oral steroids, NSAIDS, analgesics, physical therapy, spinal manipulation, bracing. - Appropriate candidate for lumbar surgical treatment using posterior approach. - Subject can walk independently 15 meters or more. - Subject is able to understand the risks and benefits of participating in the study. - Subject understands and has signed the study informed consent form. - Subject is physically and mentally willing and able to comply with the requirements of the study procedure and scheduled follow-up visits and testing. Exclusion Criteria: - Severe symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis at ≥2 level, requiring surgical intervention. - Prior lumbar spine surgery at any level. - Unremitting pain in any spinal position or axial back pain only without leg/buttock/groin pain. - Evidence that subject's symptoms are due to vascular claudication OR has significant peripheral vascular disease. - Significant instability of the lumbar spine at any level OR defined as translation of more than 3mm or 10 degrees of angular motion between flexion and extension on upright lateral radiographs. - Subject has an ankylosed segment at the affected level. - Significant scoliosis, defined as Cobb angle >25°. - Cauda equina syndrome. - Fixed motor deficit or known peripheral neuropathy demonstrated clinically. - Subject has degenerative neurologic disease. - Subject has any mass lesions. - Any evidence of spinal or systemic infection. - Subject has a history of spinous process fracture or pars interarticularis fractures or pathologic fractures of the vertebrae or multiple fractures of the vertebrae and/or hips - Subject has history or radiographic evidence of 1 or more osteoporotic fractures in the spine. - Subject has severe osteoporosis of the spine, defined as bone mineral density (BMD) in the spine more than 2.5 SD below the mean of adult normals. - Subject is paraparetic. - Subject has a bleeding disorder. - Active systemic disease such as HIV, hepatitis, etc. - Subject is immunologically suppressed, or has received or is receiving 7.5 milligrams prednisone (or equivalent) daily for more than six months immediately prior to enrollment. - Extreme morbid obesity, defined as BMI >35 kg/m2. - Diagnosis of lumbar spinal stenosis which requires a direct neural decompression or surgical intervention other than those required to implant the experimental device. - Subject is not able to undergo MRI or tolerate closed MRI scan. - Known or suspected history of alcohol and/or drug abuse. - Life expectancy less than one year. - Active rheumatoid arthritis.

Additional Information

Official title Feasibility Study of NL-Prow Interspinous Spacer Device and Procedure
Principal investigator Zdenek Novak, MD, PhD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in January 2011.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Non-Linear Technologies.