Conventional Cervical Medial Branch Radiofrequency Ablation for Cervical Facet Joint Pain

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Cervical Facet Joint Pain+1 MoreCervical Medial Branch Radiofrequency Ablation - Procedure
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?
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Study Summary

This trial is comparing the effectiveness of two different types of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for treating cervical facet pain. The first type is the conventional RFA, which has been studied and shown to be effective in the past. The second type is a newer RFA called Trident, which is designed to be more efficient and safe while still maintaining a large ablative lesion. The trial will compare the two types of RFA in terms of pain relief, functionality, and patient perception of improvement.

Eligible Conditions
  • Cervical Facet Joint Pain
  • Neck Pain

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

2 Primary · 5 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 3, 6, and 12 months

12 month
Pain response
Month 12
Post Procedure Disability Response
Pain
Post Procedure Patient Impression of Change
After procedure
Procedural Radiation Dose
Procedure discomfort
Procedure time

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Conventional Cervical Medial Branch Radiofrequency Ablation
1 of 2
Trident Cervical Medial Branch Radiofrequency Ablation
1 of 2

Active Control

80 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Conventional Cervical Medial Branch Radiofrequency Ablation · No Placebo Group · N/A

Conventional Cervical Medial Branch Radiofrequency Ablation
Procedure
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Cervical Medial Branch Radiofrequency Ablation · Intervention Types: Procedure
Trident Cervical Medial Branch Radiofrequency Ablation
Procedure
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Cervical Medial Branch Radiofrequency Ablation · Intervention Types: Procedure

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 3, 6, and 12 months

Who is running the clinical trial?

University of UtahLead Sponsor
1,000 Previous Clinical Trials
1,782,158 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 5 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have a positive response to the diagnostic MBB with lidocaine and bupivacaine.
You have neck pain for at least 3 months.
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