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Spine Clinical Trials

Already a major center for spine-related treatment and research, Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Spine Health is on the forefront of developing new technologies and collaborative approaches for effectively managing back and neck disorders.

Below, find clinical trials that are currently enrolling patients:

Cervical Spondylotic Mylepathy Surgical Trial (CSM-S Trial)

The purpose of the study is to determine the best surgical approach for subjects who have spinal cord problems (myelopathy) caused by pressure (compression) from arthritic changes in the neck’s spinal column. There are currently three surgical approaches, all widely accepted and not investigational; these approaches include decompression/fusion from the front, decompression with fusion from the back or laminoplasty from the back. Patients will be randomized to one of the three approaches. Following surgery the subjects will be followed at 3 months, 6 months and annually through the 5 year follow up.

Principal Investigator: Edward Benzel, MD
You may contact a member of the research team for more information at 216.544.7475.

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