Skip to main content

Odontoid Fracture Type II clinical trials at UCSF
1 in progress, 0 open to new patients

  • Odontoid Fracture Study Treated With Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    The hypothesis of this study is that PEMF treatment will improve odontoid fracture healing, compared with standard conservative care, in subjects 50 years of age and over diagnosed with Type II odontoid fractures, and this effect will be evident by 6 months post-injury. Subjects will be assessed for the presence of a Type II odontoid fracture by X-ray, MRI and CT scan. Subjects meeting eligibility criteria will be randomized in a 2:1 ratio (active: placebo control) to either the active or control device for 4 hours a day for 6 months. X-rays will be collected at 6 weeks, and at 3, 6 and 12 months to assess the fracture healing process, with flexion-extension x-rays collected at 3, 6 and 12 months. A CT scan will be performed at 6 months to confirm healing. Quality of Life measures (SF-36, VAS neck pain scale, NDI) will be collected at all visits (6 weeks, 3, 6 and 12 months). Study subjects will receive either an active Orthofix Cervical-Stim Model 2205OD or an inactive (placebo) Orthofix Cervical-Stim Model 2205OD device.