Focal Stenting of Complex Femoropopliteal Lesions with the Multi-LOC Multiple Stent Delivery System: 12-Month Results of the Multicenter LOCOMOTIVE Study



The purpose of this observational study is to report the 12-month clinical outcomes with the novel Multiple Stent Delivery System (MSDS) to treat complex femoropopliteal lesions. Previously, we reported the 6-month clinical outcomes of the all-comers LOCOMOTIVE study, which demonstrated the safety and efficacy of the MSDS with a favorable target lesion revascularization (TLR) rate of 5.3% and a 90.7% patency rate at 6 months in claudicants and critical limb ischemia patients. The 12-month outcomes of LOCOMOTIVE registry are presented in this report. Identifier: NCT02531230.


The LOCOMOTIVE study (Multi-LOC for flOw liMiting Outcomes after POBA and/or DCB Treatment in the infrainguinal position with the objecIVE to implant multiple stent segments) investigates the efficacy and safety of the MSDS approach in an all-comers population. Clinical follow-ups at 6 and 12 months are scheduled to assess TLR, ABI, and vessel patency based on sonographic imaging.


At 12 months, the primary unassisted patency was 85.7% and all-cause TLR rate was 9.3% in the overall cohort. Between baseline and 12 months, the target leg ABI increased from 0.62 ± 0.24 to 0.91 ± 0.38 (p < 0.001) and the mean Rutherford class improved from 3.5 to 1.9 (p < 0.001).


Over a 12-month post-procedural period, MSDS for focal provisional stenting of complex femoropopliteal lesions demonstrated a promising primary patency and freedom from TLR after 12 months. In addition, significant improvements were observed in symptom classification and hemodynamics.

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This research could not have been conducted without the help of Denny Herberger at Medical Scientific Affairs B.Braun, Berlin for his logistic support to obtain ethics approvals.


This study was funded by B.Braun on a milestone basis per included patient and available follow-ups at 6 and 12 months. The study was designed conjointly by the coordinating investigator and the funding body. Data were analyzed by a third party statistician and interpretation of the data was conducted by the coordinating investigator (KA). The first draft of the paper was prepared by MS and MW.

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KA and RL have received lecturer honoraria and research grants from B.Braun to conduct this study. MW is a full-time employee in the Medical Scientific Affairs department of B.Braun Melsungen AG, Vascular Systems, Berlin/Germany. TZ received honoraria from Abbott Vascular, Bard Peripheral Vascular, Biotronik, Boston Scientific Corp., Cook Medical, Gore and Associates, Medtronic, Philips-Spectranetics, TriReme, Veryan, Shockwave, Biotronik, QT Medical and consulted for Boston Scientific Corp., Cook Medical, Gore and Associates, Medtronic, Spectranetics, and B.Braun.

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Sigl, M., Beschorner, U., Zeller, T. et al. Focal Stenting of Complex Femoropopliteal Lesions with the Multi-LOC Multiple Stent Delivery System: 12-Month Results of the Multicenter LOCOMOTIVE Study. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 42, 169–175 (2019).

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  • Femoropopliteal lesions
  • Multiple stent segments
  • Target lesion revascularization
  • Patency