ClinicalTrials.gov NCT02205385 Research Trial for amputees with pain
It is still not clear what is the optimal way to treat the pain of a cut nerve ending. A new surgical trial has been opened that test which of two surgical treatments work the best for the pain of amputations. Patients with major upper and lower limb amputations either above the wrist or above the ankle are randomized to either standard treatment of burying the cut nerve endings in muscle, or else treating the nerve endings with a nerve transfer to another nearby nerve. Patient reported outcomes of pain will be followed over several years to determine which is the better treatment options. There are no experimental drugs or surgeries. This trial is a comparison of two accepted but very different procedures.
If you are interested in being evaluated for the study, call Ms. MonaLee Shah at 312-695-5142, or write to her at