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Study to Evaluate Intra-articular Resiniferatoxin to Treat Moderate to Severe Pain From Knee Osteoarthritis

This study evaluates the efficacy and safety of a single IA injection of various RTX doses, Zilretta or placebo for the treatment of pain due to moderate to severe osteoarthritis knee pain..

Purpose of Study

This study is a multi-center, Phase 2, randomized, dose ranging, assessor-blinded, active and placebo-controlled, parallel-group prospective study evaluating the efficacy and safety of a single IA injection of various RTX doses, Zilretta or placebo for the treatment of pain due to moderate to severe osteoarthritis knee pain.

A planned 112 subjects will be randomized to one of 7 groups (n=16 each) with each subject receiving one IA injection in the index knee joint (the knee primarily affected by pain if bilateral).


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Key Inclusion / Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

BMI < 50 kg/m Have moderate-to-severe pain in the index knee due to osteoarthritis (OA) as assessed by the investigator, based on American College of Rheumatology criteria Have had OA pain duration in the index knee ≥ 6 months prior to Screening Reports worst daily average pain with walking of ≥ 4 on the 0 to 10 NRS for pain intensity during the week prior to Screening Have a knee x-ray or MRI scan with KL grade ≥ 2 in the index knee based upon radiographic images obtained within 3 months prior to Screening (image must be available for review) Have had treatment failure with at least two prior analgesic agents (at least one NSAID) defined as discontinuation due to side effects or inadequate response to treatment Willing to abstain from other IA injections or knee surgery for at least 6 months after study treatment unless elects early discontinuation from the study Able to comply with the study procedures and give informed consent If on any analgesic medications, have been taking a stable dose for at least one month prior to screening with no increase in dose leading up to study treatment. Note that if the subject is on "as needed" or PRN analgesic medications, these may be continued during the study Willing to follow contraception guidelines Exclusion

Exclusion Criteria:

Have a history of a hemorrhagic event that is CTCAEv5 Grade 2 or higher within the 6 months prior to screening Have evidence of or history of a serious coagulopathy or hemostasis problem at Screening or Baseline Have had an IA injection in the index knee within one month prior to screening (3 months if prior IA injection with Zilretta) Have undergone arthroscopic or open surgery or replacement surgery to the index knee within 6 months of screening Have surgical hardware or other foreign bodies within the index knee joint Have current instability/misalignment in the index knee post repair Have a sensory peripheral neuropathy that is CTCAEv5 Grade 2 or higher involving the index leg at Screening Have significant pain in other joints or body locations that make it difficult to assess pain in the index knee If on opioid analgesics to treat knee OA, have an upper limit of 30 mg/day as converted to an oral morphine equivalent dose Have a history of substance abuse Have an allergy or hypersensitivity to capsaicin, chili peppers, lidocaine or resiniferatoxin Pregnant at Screening or planning on becoming pregnant or currently breastfeeding Have had a non-study related minor surgical procedure ≤ 3 days or major surgical procedure ≤ 14 days prior to Screening and must be sufficiently recovered and stable prior to study treatment Have any medical condition or medical comorbidities that, in the Investigator's opinion, could adversely impact study participation or safety, conduct of the study, or interfere with pain assessments


Arthritis, Pain


Active, not recruiting


Phase 2

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Start Date / End Date:

15/11/2021 -



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6 Study Locations

United States

Horizon Clinical Research
La Mesa, California, 91942
United States

phone: 619-820-8779

Lotus Clinical Research
Pasadena, California, 91105
United States

phone: 626-397-2394

Affinity Health
Oak Brook, Illinois, 60523
United States

phone: 630-931-3497

Advance Pain
Edgewood, Kentucky, 41017
United States

phone: 858-757-1359

HD Research LLC
Bellaire, Texas, 77401
United States

phone: 713-367-8548

HD Research LLC
Carrollton, Texas, 75006
United States

phone: 469-614-9871

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