StimRouter™ for Pain Management in Post-stroke Shoulder Pain

Conditions:Chronic Pain, Chronic Pain, Orthopedic
Therapuetic Areas:Musculoskeletal, Orthopedics / Podiatry
Age Range:18 - Any
Start Date:July 1, 2018
End Date:September 20, 2020
Contact:Keith McBride
Phone:(661) 362-4866

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StimRouter™ Neuromodulation System: Implanted Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Pain Management When Treating Patients With Chronic Post-stroke Shoulder-pain

StimRouter Neuromodulation System includes an implanted lead which provides peripheral nerve
stimulation for chronic pain. Post-stroke shoulder pain patients will be the focus of this
study. After meeting inclusion/exclusion criteria, approximately 50 enrolled patients will
participate in the study through 6 months of follow-up. Various measures will be used to
assess patient response to use of the device.

Adults age 18 or over with severe intractable chronic shoulder pain subsequent to stroke will
be included. Pain relief will be measured after using StimRouter stimulation therapy
targeting the axillary nerve. Existing/pre-study pain medications must be either maintained,
reduced throughout the trial.

Study Design is prospective, multi-center and will include 50 subjects The primary endpoint
will be a clinically relevant pain reduction (30%) in pain score at 3 months after initiating
stimulation in at least 50% of patients with no increase in pain medication.

Primary Outcomes: Reduction of average pain at rest measured by numeric scale (BPI-SF5)

Secondary Outcomes

1. Change in Worst Pain (BPI-SF3)

2. Least Pain & Pain Right Now (BPI - SF 4,6)

3. Patient Global Impression of Change (PGIC)

4. Patient Satisfaction questionnaire

5. Shoulder Q Data Collection Points

1) Baseline 2) Month 1 post-programming 3) Month 2 post-programming 4) Month 3
post-programming 5) Month 6 post-programming Data Analysis Analyses will be made to evaluate
differences in outcomes compared to baseline measures, with primary endpoint at Month 3

- Standard statistical estimation and inference will be undertaken for the observed
treatment effect.

- All adverse events will be tabulated by their frequencies and proportions.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Male or female age ≥18 years and confirmed diagnosis of stroke

- Competent to provide consent and comply with study requirements

- Minimum 3 months of severe chronic focal post-stroke shoulder pain

- Stable regimen of pain medications for >4 weeks prior to implant and willing to
maintain equivalent dosage throughout the study

- A mean score of > 4 on the Brief Pain Inventory short form, question 3 (BPI-SF3)

- Capable and willing to follow all study-related procedures

- Able to tolerate surface stimulation as demonstrated by motor level response at

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients who decline to provide written consent or to attend follow-up visits

- Shoulder pathology (e.g. rotator cuff tear, frozen shoulder etc) at target limb

- Evidence of a primary central or regional pain pattern inclusive of shoulder

- Diagnosed/confirmed shoulder dysfunction

- Botox or other neurolytic agent injections in last 3 months

- Any confounding neurologic conditions affecting the upper limb

- Evidence or history of skin infections

- History of adverse reactions to local anesthetics (e.g. lidocaine) or adhesives

- Patients who have an active systemic infection or are immunocompromised

- Patients who are pregnant, intend to become pregnant, are breastfeeding or of
child-bearing potential and not practicing a medically-approved method of birth

- Currently requiring or likely to require Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) within the
MRI exclusion zone defined as within 50cm of the iso-center or 16 cm of the MR coil as
measured from the edge of the MRI coil.

- Any metallic implant in the immediate area intended for implant (e.g. TSR)

- Has demand-type cardiac pacemaker, defibrillator, or electrical nerve implant

- Potential need for diathermy at the implant site

- Potential need for therapeutic ultrasound at the implant site

- Patients who have already been implanted with StimRouter TM prior to study enrollment

- Presence of a documented condition or abnormality that could compromise the safety of
the patient

- Life expectancy of less than 1 year
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