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San Diego, California 92103


Purpose:

The purpose of this research study is to determine if putting local anesthetic through one or two percutaneous catheters placed next to the nerves that go to an amputated limb will decrease long-term pain in the amputated limb.


Study summary:

Specific Aim 1: To determine if, compared with current and customary analgesia, the addition of multiple-day ambulatory continuous peripheral nerve blocks decrease the incidence and severity of post-amputation phantom limb and stump pain. Hypothesis 1: Following upper or lower extremity amputation, the incidence of phantom limb and/or stump pain will be significantly decreased four weeks following multiple-day ambulatory continuous peripheral nerve blocks as compared with patients receiving standard-of-care treatment. Hypothesis 2: Following upper or lower extremity amputation, the severity of phantom limb and/or stump pain will be significantly decreased four weeks following multiple-day ambulatory continuous peripheral nerve blocks as compared with patients receiving standard-of-care treatment (as measured on the 11-point numeric rating scale).


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - undergoing unilateral surgical amputation of the upper or lower extremity including at least one metacarpal or metatarsal bone, respectively - currently without phantom limb and/or stump pain in a previously-amputated limb - ages 18 years or older - desiring perineural infusion for up to 6 days - willing to have an ambulatory infusion following hospital discharge Exclusion Criteria: - hepatic or renal failure - allergy to the study medications - pregnancy - incarceration - possessing a contraindication to perineural catheter placement or perineural local anesthetic infusion


NCT ID:

NCT00771862


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Brian Ilfeld, M.D., M.S.
University of California, San Diego


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

San Diego, California 92103
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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