Use of Autologous Concentrated Bone Marrow Aspirate in Preventing Wound Complications in Below Knee Amputation (BKA) (MarrowCHAMP)

  • End date
    Jul 1, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Michael Murphy
Updated on 26 February 2022


Patients scheduled for major extremity lower amputation to receive bone marrow cells (cBMA) injected IM in the leg proximal to the amputation in the index limb to prevent ischemic wound complications after surgery.


Patients scheduled for amputation will receive bone marrow cells concentrated via the MarrowStim device (cBMA) injected IM at 25 sites in the leg proximal to the amputation in the index limb to prevent ischemic wound complications after surgery. cBMA will be injected into the anterior tibialis muscle below the point of amputation in an area approximately 3cm^2 x 2cm^2 for analytical purposes. Patients will be scheduled for amputation at Days 7, 14, or 21 post injection. Safety will be evaluated by review of treatment related adverse events (AE) during the 52-week follow-up period. The investigator will compare rates of wound complications and amputation revisions to historical controls at the institution to assess trends in therapeutic efficacy.

Patients will undergo amputation and injection sites will be harvested at that time. Immunohistochemical staining (IHC) will determine capillary density and local host immune responses. Angiogenic and inflammatory cytokines will be quantified using a multiplex array system and quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

Condition Peripheral Artery Disease, Vascular Disease, Critical Limb Ischemia
Treatment Injection of cBMA aspirate into the index leg
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT02863926
SponsorMichael Murphy
Last Modified on26 February 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Be 40 and 90 years of age
Patients requiring below knee amputation, as determined by an independent vascular specialist
If ulceration or gangrene present, it is distal to malleoli (to allow adequate length of ATM for 4 injections 4 cm. apart)
BKA can safely be performed up to 30 days after screening, as determined by an independent vascular or orthopedic surgeon. This information will be documented in subjects' case report forms (CRFs)
Females of childbearing potential must be willing to use one form of birth control for the duration of the study. Female participants must undergo a blood or urine pregnancy test at screening

Exclusion Criteria

Patients who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant in the next 12 months, or lactating
Significant hepatic dysfunction (ALT or AST greater than 2 times normal)
CHF hospitalization within the last 1 month prior to enrollment
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in the last 1 month prior to enrollment
HIV positive, or active, untreated HCV
History of cancer within the last 5 years, except basal cell skin carcinoma
Any bleeding diathesis defined as an INR 2.0 (off anticoagulation therapy) or history of platelet count less than 70,000 or hemophilia
Inability to provide written informed consent due to cognitive or language barriers (interpreter permitted)
Concurrent enrollment in another clinical investigative trial
Any condition requiring immunosuppressant medications (e.g., for treatment of organ transplants, psoriasis, Crohn's disease, alopecia areata)
Presence of any clinical condition that in the opinion of the PI or the sponsor makes the patient not suitable to participate in the trial
As defined by the standard definitions of CHF and ACS by the American Heart Association
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