08 May The QUEST Post-Amputation Pain Study
This clinical research study will evaluate whether electrical nerve block is a safe and effective treatment option for patients with post-amputation pain.
We are seeking volunteers who have lower limb pain related to an amputation. Participants chosen for our study will help us evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational medical device for the management of post-amputation pain. Medical care will be provided by professionals dedicated to finding relief for the kin of pain you suffer from.
Eligible participants will be implanted with an investigational device. The device includes a Cuff Electrode, which will be gently coiled around your nerve, and a Generator, which is similar to a pacemaker. Together they will deliver an electrical signal to the nerve.
Study participants will:
-Undergo surgery to implant the medical device
-Maintain a daily diary of pain
-Come to the clinic approximately once per month for a year
-Sign an informed consent form
-Provide medical records
You will not be charged for any study related appointments or procedures. Eligible participants will receive modest compensation for time and travel.
Your participation may benefit other people in the future; the medical device being tested may relieve amputation pain without solely on medication.
You may qualify to take part in this clinical study if you have:
– One amputated lower limb
– Frequent and recurring pain which resulted from amputation
– 21 years of age or older
Additional Study Details
Full Study Title
High-Frequency Nerve Block for Post-Amputation Pain: A Pivotal Study
Jiang Wu, MD
Andrew Ko, MD
Accepts Healthy Volunteers?
UW Center for Pain Relief
4225 Roosevelt Way NE 4th Floor
Seattle, Washington 98195