Last updated on September 2018

Ethanol Gel Versus Steroid in Refractory Lumbar Discogenic Pain


Brief description of study

DISCOGEL is on the market since 2007. About 20,000 kits were sold to date (October 2017). The device re-obtained its CE mark in 2017.

A clinical evaluation was performed by bibliographic route in 2016. Clinical data on more than 600 patients treated by DISCOGEL were analyzed. These data should be confirmed by monitoring on the long term, with a large cohort of patients, over a two-year follow-up period.

As part of the post-CE surveillance, the manufacturer GELSCOM is responsible of this "Post-Market Clinical Follow-up" (PMCF) study in accordance with Directive 93/42/EEC and MEDDEV guide 2.12/2, to assess the efficacy and the long-term safety of DISCOGEL.

The study is comparative. The results will evaluate the performance and safety of the CE-marked medical device used in "real life", in comparison with a steroid infiltration, used according to its indication and to the current standards. It will include economic data. Patients and evaluators will be blinded. Both DISCOGEL and HYDROCORTANCYL 2,5 POUR CENT are authorized products used according to their intended use.

This is an interventional, prospective, national, multi-center, comparative, randomized, single-blind (patient and evaluator) post-market clinical study. The primary objective is to compare the short-term efficacy profile of DISCOGEL versus intradiscal steroid.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03415828

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