This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions degenerative arthritis, radial head fracture, rheumatoid arthritis
Treatments carbon modular radial head replacement, metal radial head replacement
Sponsor Integra LifeSciences Corporation
Start date January 2009
End date December 2017
Trial size 203 participants
Trial identifier NCT02405234, CP-RH-002, NCT00825409


The proportion of patient successes with the Carbon Modular Radial Head at the 2-year evaluation is no lower than the proportion of patient successes with the Metal Radial Head.

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
PyroCarbon Modular Radial Head replacement
carbon modular radial head replacement Ascension CMRH
'Carbon Modular Radial Head replacement: The Ascension Radial Head is made of pyrocarbon, a material that testing has shown to be both wear resistant and biocompatible and has been used in surgical implants for years. The introduction of the pyrocarbon head should alleviate the problems associated with wear debris and fragmentation experienced with the silicone radial spacer.
(Active Comparator)
Metal Radial Head replacement
metal radial head replacement Ascension MRH
Metal Radial Head replacement:The Ascension® Modular Radial Head (MRH) is an anatomically designed, single-use, modular prosthesis designed for replacement of the proximal end of the radius. FDA cleared this device for commercial distribution under 510(k) K032686. It is made from medical grade cobalt chromium alloy meeting ASTM F1537. Head components are available in six sizes and stem components are available in four sizes are interchangeable and assembled with a taper connection.

Primary Outcomes

The proportion of patient successes with the Carbon Modular Radial Head vs patient successes with the Metal Radial Head as assessed by implant survival
time frame: 2 years

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 85 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients must need a radial head replacement for: - Degenerative, post-traumatic or rheumatoid arthritis - Primary replacement after fracture of the radial head - Relief of symptoms after radial head resection - Revision of failed radial head arthroplasty - Skeletally mature individuals ages 18 - 85 Exclusion Criteria: - Inadequate bone stock or soft tissue coverage - Previous open fracture or infection in the joint - Individuals under age of 18 or over 85 years of age - Physical interference with or by other prostheses during implantation or use - Procedures requiring modification of the prosthesis - Skin, bone, circulatory and/or neurological deficiency at the implantation site - Prisoners - Patients on chronic corticosteroid or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory therapy

Additional Information

Official title Safety and Effectiveness Study of Ascension PyroCarbon Radial Head Compared to Ascension Metal Radial Head
Description This investigation will include 179 patients (119 study devices and 60 control devices) enrolled at 15 active centers. In addition a subset of 24 RA patients will be enrolled and analyzed separately. The trial is designed as a randomized, non-inferiority study comparing results of the CMRH to results of the MRH. This will be a multi-site study with all patients either receiving the CMRH or the MRH. Sequential enrollment of all patients meeting inclusion criteria and agreeing to be in the study will be enrolled. The patients will sign an informed consent agreeing to accept either the investigational or control device. In addition, the surgeon will not know which device the patient is to receive until the day of surgery in an attempt to further reduce bias. The surgeon will open an envelope at the time of surgery to determine if a CMRH or MRH will be implanted. Additional efforts to eliminate bias in the study will include a final radiographic analysis by an independent observer experienced in reporting on orthopedic devices. The independent reviewer will grade the surgical implant and determine radiographic success/failure for each patient. Implants will be assigned to patients at the clinical sites in a block randomization fashion. The randomization will be site specific. At a given site, each consecutive block of six enrolled patients to be treated will receive random assignments of CMRH or MRH at a 2:1. The randomization schedule is generated by computer (NQuery) and is produced in blocks of 6, where 4 are study devices and 2 are control devices.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Integra LifeSciences Corporation.