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Clinical Trial for Patients with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis in Largo, Florida

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Tammy Robiconti

July 26, 2012

Largo, FL – About 1.2 million U.S. adults suffer from lumbar spinal stenosis, a condition in which the spinal canal narrows putting pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, causing back and leg pain. Conventional surgery for this condition involves the permanent fusion of spine bones and joints stabilizing the spine. While effective, this may also eliminate the natural range of motion between these bones, possibly leading to further spine degeneration.

Surgeons at Largo Medical Center are participating in a clinical trial that may redefine the surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis. The study focuses on a new concept in spine surgery called facet joint replacement. The clinical trial is evaluating the safety and effectiveness of an investigational device, called the ACADIAä Facet Replacement System, for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis. Scott Webb, DO, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon is part of a select group throughout the U.S. taking part in this landmark study.

“Just like knee and hip replacements, facet joint replacement surgery has the potential to eliminate pain without eliminating the body’s natural range of motion,” said Scott Webb, DO, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon and Principal Investigator.

The study is open to both male and female patients between the ages of 21 and 85 who have been diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis. Additional criteria must also be met.

To learn more about this study, please call Danielle Ebers, Clinical Research Coordinator at 727-587-7597.