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Spinal Fusion clinical trials at University of California Health

4 in progress, 2 open to eligible people

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  • Intravenous Lidocaine After Spinal Surgery to Prevent Delirium and Reduce Pain

    open to eligible people ages 60 years and up

    Postoperative delirium is one of the most frequent adverse events following elective non-cardiac surgery and is associated with cognitive impairment at discharge, as well as in-hospital and long-term mortality, however, despite being a well-recognized problem there is a dearth of effective interventions for prevention and management. A modifiable risk factor associated with postoperative delirium is poor postoperative pain control, and by improving the pain regimen the investigators may be able to decrease the incidence and/or severity of postoperative delirium. In this study, the investigators seek to study whether a postoperative intravenous infusion of lidocaine, known to improve pain control in other contexts, can decrease the risk of postoperative delirium and other opioid-related side effects, following major reconstructive spinal surgery.

    at UCSF

  • Photobiomodulation for Lower Back Pain Post Spinal Fusion and Decompression Surgery

    open to eligible people ages 18-75

    After spinal fusion and decompression surgery there is a possible risk of developing chronic back pain. After surgery there is typically inflammation around the operation site and this inflammation can be painful and debilitating to patients. Many possible treatment plans have been incorporated to assist the patient with recovery - notably medications, physical therapy, and braces. However, few studies have looked at laser diodes that utilize high-power laser lights that are aimed at decreasing pain and inflammation. Investigators aim to look compare patients using a back brace with laser diodes within versus those who wear a normal brace used as a placebo. Investigators will also assess the patient's surgical wound to monitor the progression of wound healing while using the brace.

    at UCLA

  • KUR-113 Bone Graft Versus Local Autograft for the Treatment of Single-level Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of KUR-113 Bone Graft (TGplPTH1-34 in fibrin) compared to local autograft for the treatment of Degenerative Disk Disease (DDD).

    at UCSD

  • Durability of Suppl. Rod Constructs-SuppleMentAry Rod Technique for Long-segment Posterior Instrumented Spinal Fusions

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    This is a multicenter retrospective comparative cohort study. The index surgery for this study is primary or revision long-segment posterior thoracolumbar (TL) instrumented fusion using either a supplementary rod construct or a dual-rod construct. Eligible patients who already had index surgery, will be identified for enrollment through a review of medical records of the participating surgeons at the study sites.

    at UCSF

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