This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions trauma, chronic elbow dislocation
Treatment internal joint stabilizer - elbow (ijs-e)
Sponsor Skeletal Dynamics, LLC
Start date August 2013
End date August 2015
Trial size 25 participants
Trial identifier NCT01944670, VLP-00015-00RAA


The purpose of this study is to confirm the safety and effectiveness of the Internal Joint Stabilizer - Elbow.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
Patients implanted with the Internal Joint Stabilizer - Elbow (IJS-E)
internal joint stabilizer - elbow (ijs-e)
Device designed for internal stabilization of the elbow

Primary Outcomes

Primary efficacy objective
time frame: Eight months

Secondary Outcomes

Primary safety objective
time frame: Eight months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 21 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - The subject is >21 years of age. - The subject is considered a candidate for the Internal Joint Stabilizer -Elbow (IJS-E) under one of the following indications: - Subjects where either the elbow sublocates or dislocates after repairing the injured ligaments and/or bones - The elbow has been subluxated or dislocated for more than 10 days prior to surgery - The elbow subluxes or dislocates after surgical repair/reconstruction - The subject has sufficient quantity or quality of bone. Specifically there is sufficient trochlea of the distal humerus and of sufficient quality that the axis pin of the IJS-E has a secure hold as judged by the surgeon intra-operatively. Also, the screws placed in the ulna must be judged by the surgeon to have sufficient hold. - The subject or legal guardian has been informed of the nature of the study, agrees to its provisions, and has provided informed written consent. - The subject is willing to be available for the appropriate follow-up for the duration of the study. Exclusion Criteria: - The subject has one of the following conditions: - Presents with limited elbow motion as opposed to instability (subjects where instability is created through surgical release for chronic limitation of movement, soft tissue release, removal of adhesions and heterotopic ossification and/or fascial interposition will be excluded). - Active infection, suspicion of colonization or quiescent infection - Bacteremia - Bone loss greater than 30% of the total articulation or involving an entire column of the distal humerus - The subject has less than 50% of the height of the coronoid remaining, based on lateral x-ray view - Osteoporosis to the degree that the screws that insert into the ulna loosen during implantation - Material sensitivity to titanium or cobalt chrome - The subject has imminent, known issues related to life expectancy. - The subject is unable and/or unwilling to cooperate with study procedures, a rehabilitative program, or required follow-up visits. - The subject has a condition that may interfere with the outcome or impede healing. - The subject, in the opinion of the Clinical Investigator, has an existing condition that indicates he/she is not a good candidate for the study. - The subject is unable or unwilling to give informed consent and/or who has no responsible family member willing to give consent. - The subject is transient and has no fixed address. - The subject is a prisoner. - The subject is <21 years of age, or >21 years of age but skeletally immature.

Additional Information

Official title Multi-Center Trial to Evaluate an Internal Joint Stabilizer - Elbow ("IJS-E")
Principal investigator David Ring, MD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2014.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Skeletal Dynamics, LLC.