This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition lumbar spinal stenosis
Treatments totalis, sham
Sponsor VertiFlex, Incorporated
Start date May 2014
End date January 2018
Trial size 120 participants
Trial identifier NCT02079038, 14-TDDS-01


The purpose of this study is to determine safety and effectiveness, as measured by changes in pain, disability, patient satisfaction, and claudicatory symptoms, at 6 months following treatment with the Totalis™ Direct Decompression System or Sham Surgery in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis

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, outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose treatment
(Active Comparator)
(Sham Comparator)

Primary Outcomes

The proportion of patients who achieve the minimum clinically important difference (MCID) in any two of three domains of the Zurich Claudication Questionnaire (ZCQ) at 6 months and no interventions through 6 months
time frame: 6 Months

Secondary Outcomes

Visual Analogue Scale (VAS)
time frame: 6 Months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 55 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Male or female subjects greater than or equal to 55 years of age - Neurogenic intermittent claudication (NIC) symptoms defined generally as leg/buttock/ groin pain and/or paresthesias that are exacerbated with standing and walking and relieved by flexion - VAS leg symptom severity >50 (in either leg) during episodes of neurogenic claudication - Subjects who are able to walk a minimum of 50 feet without experiencing NIC symptoms - Diagnosis of central canal spinal stenosis, with or without mild to moderate lateral recess stenosis, at one or two levels from L1-L5 with radiologic evidence - Subjects with persistent lumbar spinal stenosis symptoms that, during the course of the last year, have been unresponsive to a minimum of 6 months of conservative therapy Exclusion Criteria: - Significant back, buttock or leg pain from causes other than lumbar central canal stenosis - Axial back pain only - Severe foraminal stenosis at index level(s) and/or symptomatic foraminal stenosis at any lumbar level - Severe lateral recess stenosis - Lumbar spinal stenosis at more than two levels determined pre-operatively to require surgical intervention - Prior decompressive surgery at index level (s) or fusion at any lumbar level - Epidural steroid or nerve block steroid injection at index level(s) within 6 weeks of baseline assessments - Spondylolisthesis (anterolisthesis or retrolisthesis) greater than grade 1 - Spondylolysis (pars fracture) - Significant degenerative lumbar scoliosis at index level(s) - Morbid obesity - Significant peripheral vascular disease - Active significant co-morbidity - Undergoing immunosuppressive therapy or long-term steroid use - Current spinal cord stimulator or implanted pain pump - Life expectancy less than 2 years - Evidence of substance abuse within the year - Involvement or potential involvement in litigation related to the spine or worker's compensation related to a back and/or leg issue

Additional Information

Official title A Prospective, Multi-center, Randomized Controlled Double-Blind Trial Evaluating the VertiFlex® Totalis™ Direct Decompression System Versus a Sham Surgical Procedure in Patients With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Description Subjects suffering from symptoms of neurogenic intermittent claudication secondary to a radiographically-confirmed diagnosis of central canal stenosis, with or without mild or moderate lateral recess stenosis, at one or two levels from L1 to L5 who meet all inclusion/exclusion criteria, including ≥6 months of non-operative management. Patients included in the clinical investigation will return for follow-up visits at 1 week for safety evaluation, and at 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months and 24 months post-treatment to collect data for evaluation of safety and effectiveness.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2015.
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