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Spinal Clinical Study Participants

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:26 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hello Everyone,

I have been reading about spinal clinical studies. Many are in progress at this time.

With the large number of SH members I was wondering if perhaps some of you have participated or are participating in such studies. If permitted, it would be nice to know the study in which you participated, and your thoughts.

Okay, the "floor is open" for your responses.



  • I'm not part of a study, but a friend of mine who is a biomedical professional is testing at a local hospital spinal hardware that when attached to fixation screws in your spine can rate the amount of actual fusion that is occurring. There is a device that would be able to take readings wirelessly outside of your body in order to document your percentage of fusion. That would make x-ray "guessing" a thing of the past as to whether or not you are actually fusing. The benefit would be to know early on if there is a problem or not after surgery. as of now, they are still experiementing with this using lab animals.

    Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2
  • Hello Keith,

    Thanks much for your post.

    Once again, a device/procedure being studied of which I was not previously aware.

    What a significant advancement it would be if the current testing of the % fusion device proved effective for humans.

    There is SOOOooo much going on now in the way of new advances in treatment of spinal issues that it truly amazes me. I am confident that in the not to distant future fusion surgery will be a thing of the past as we know it today.

    Thanks again for sharing Keith, Have a GREAT Day!!


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