Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition lumbar disc herniation
Treatments percutaneous lumbar discectomy, ozone therapy
Phase phase 3
Sponsor Zhongda Hospital
Start date February 2015
End date September 2016
Trial size 70 participants
Trial identifier NCT02372032, 2014ZDSYLL134

Summary

Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is a common pathological process leading to spinal surgery. Open discectomy used to be a widespread procedure for surgical treatment for symptomatic LDH. Currently, several minimal invasive surgeries have been uesd widely. Percutaneous lumbar discectomy(PLD) and ozone therapy are two widely used minimal invasive treatment, and ozone therapy combined other minimally invasive treatment could improve other minimally invasive treatment's clinical effectiveness. The effectiveness of which has been proved to be comparable to conventional open discectomy.

In this study, a single-blind randomized controlled trial will be performed to evaluate the effectiveness of two minimal invasive discectomy, percutaneous lumbar discectomy combined with ozone and percutaneous lumbar discectomy, for the treatment of symptomatic LDH.

Two groups of patients will be investigated; 1) patients diagnosed with lumbar disc herniation undergoing PLD combined with ozone, and 2) patients diagnosed with lumbar disc herniation undergoing PLD.

The primary endpoints of the study will be changes in in pain and functional status by the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and functional status as measured by Oswestry Low Back Disability Questionnaire (Oswestry Disability Index,ODI) and Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) as measured at pre- and post-operation, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months. Secondary outcomes include response evaluation by MacNab response evaluation criteria as measured at pre- and post-operation, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months. Treatment effect is defined as the difference in the mean change from baseline between the two groups.

For the first time,the results of this trial will provide scientific evidence as to the relative effectiveness of PLD combined with ozone versus PLD for minimal invasive surgical treatment for symptomatic lumbar disc herniation.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking single blind (caregiver)
Primary purpose treatment
Arm
(Experimental)
Patients diagnosed as lumbar disc herniation undergoing percutaneous lumbar discectomy combined with ozone therapy.
percutaneous lumbar discectomy
process percutaneous lumbar discectomy
ozone therapy
percutaneous intradiscal ozone injection
(Active Comparator)
Patients diagnosed as lumbar disc herniation undergoing percutaneous lumbar discectomy(PLD).
percutaneous lumbar discectomy
process percutaneous lumbar discectomy

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Changes from baseline in Visual Analog Scale(VAS)
time frame: Baseline, post-op 1 month, 3 months, 6 months
Changes from baseline in Oswestry Low Back Disability Questionnaire(ODI)
time frame: Baseline, post-op 1 month, 3 months, 6 months
Changes from baseline in Japanese Orthopaedic Association Scores(JOA)
time frame: Baseline, post-op 1 month, 3 months, 6 months

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Response evaluation measured by MacNab criteria
time frame: post-op 1 month, 3 months, 6 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Age older than 18 years. - 4 or more weeks low back pain and/or lower-limb radiation pain. - MRI and/or CT test confirm diagnosis lumbar disc herniation and level(s). - Invalid after Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medical therapy and physical therapy. - Pain level(Visual Analog Scale)≥5. Exclusion Criteria: - Spinal tumors. - Spine infections, fractures, slippage(more than I °) and other deformities. - Combining with spinal stenosis, lateral recess stenosis, yellow ligament hypertrophy. - Nucleus pulposus herniated too much, dural sac compressed more than 50%; - Psychological, cognitive disorders which may affect the reliability of the outcome; - Previous lumbar disc surgery; - Bleeding tendency or severe cardiovascular disease can not tolerate surgery; - Don't accept the trial's informed consent; - Possible pregnancy.

Additional Information

Official title Percutaneous Lumbar Discectomy (PLD) Combined With Ozone Versus Percutaneous Lumbar Discectomy (PLD) for Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniation:A Single-Blind Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial
Principal investigator Gao-jun Teng, Ph.D,MD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in July 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Zhongda Hospital.