This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions total hip arthroplasty, muscle injury
Treatments plx-pad low dose, plx-pad high dose, placebo
Phase phase 1/phase 2
Sponsor Pluristem Ltd.
Start date November 2012
End date March 2014
Trial size 18 participants
Trial identifier NCT01525667, PLX-PAD 1301-01


Local administration of PLX-PAD single dose, intra-muscular injection for the regeneration of injured gluteal musculature after Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA).

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking double blind (subject, investigator)
Primary purpose treatment
plx-pad low dose
Single treatment, multiple injections
plx-pad high dose
Single treatment, multiple injections
(Placebo Comparator)
Single treatment, multiple injections

Primary Outcomes

Primary Efficacy End-Point
time frame: 26 weeks
Primary Safety End-Point
time frame: 104 weeks

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Efficacy
time frame: 12 and 26 weeks

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 50 years up to 75 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Male or female subjects between 50 to 75 years of age 2. Scheduled THA 3. ASA Score ≤ 3 4. Signed written informed consent Exclusion Criteria: 1. Muscle diseases 2. Severe neurological diseases 3. Opioid long term medication 4. Pain chronification > stadium II of Gerbershagen 5. Immunosuppression due to illness or medication 6. Ankylosing spondylitis 7. History of ectopic bone formation of any localisation 8. Exclusion criteria for MRI (pace maker, defibrillator, ferromagnetic intracerebral clips) 9. Uncontrolled hypertension (defined as diastolic blood pressure > 100 mmHg or systolic blood pressure > 200 mmHg during screening) 10. Life-threatening ventricular arrhythmia or unstable angina - characterized by increasingly frequent episodes with modest exertion or at rest, worsening severity, and prolonged 11. ST segment elevation myocardial infarction and/or TIA/CVA within three (3) months prior to enrollment. Subjects with severe congestive heart failure symptoms (i.e. NYHA Stage IV) 12. Subject has malignancy undergoing treatment including chemotherapy, radiotherapy or immunotherapy 13. Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 Kg/m2 or greater 14. Known allergies to protein products (horse or bovine serum, or porcine trypsin) used in the cell production process 15. Known HIV, syphilis at time of screening 16. Known active Hepatitis B, or Hepatitis C infection at the time of screening 17. Pregnant or breast-feeding women or women of childbearing potential not protected by an effective contraceptive method of birth control (defined as pearl index < 1) 18. In the opinion of the investigator, the subject is unsuitable for cellular therapy 19. Subject is currently enrolled in, or has not yet completed a period of at least 30 days since ending other investigational device or drug trial(s) 20. Subjects who are legally detained in an official institute

Additional Information

Official title A Phase I/II, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Intramuscular Injections of Allogeneic PLX-PAD Cells for the Regeneration of Injured Gluteal Musculature After Total Hip Arthroplasty
Principal investigator Carsten Perka, MD
Description One of the main problems when performing THA via the standard transgluteal approach is the necessary injury of the gluteus medius muscle. The consecutive decrease of contractile muscle substance and the substitution by scar tissue leads to functional deficits of the pelvic-stabilizing musculature with an insufficiency limp in a large number of patients. In the long run the lack of musculature leads to a decrease in bone substance at the insertion sites of the gluteal muscles of the proximal femur. The present study has the aim of establishing a new therapy for iatrogenic gluteal muscle damage. The hypothesis of the present proposal is that intra-muscular (IM) injection of PLX-PAD into the iatrogenically injured gluteus medius muscle after THA results in an improved regeneration of the skeletal muscle tissue and consecutively in an improved functional outcome. Subjects will be assigned to receive one of the two targeted doses of PLX-PAD or placebo. On the treatment day, after suturing the gluteus medius muscle PLX-PAD or placebo will be applied directly to the site of laceration.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in August 2013.
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