Clinical Research & Trials are the systematic investigation of medical treatments, therapies, and interventions to determine their safety and effectiveness. It forms the backbone of modern healthcare, serving as the bridge between scientific discoveries and their real-world application. Here at Pacific Sports and Spine Clinic we believe that research is not just a part of what we do; it’s at the heart of our commitment to exceptional patient care.
Our involvement is driven by a few key principles:
- Advancing Treatment Options: We are dedicated to staying at the forefront of medical advances, which allows us to provide our patients with the latest and most effective treatments available.
- Improving Patient Outcomes: Our participation in research studies helps us refine our treatment approaches, leading to better results and experiences for our patients.
- Contributing to the Community: By actively engaging in clinical research, we’re contributing to the broader healthcare community’s knowledge and the betterment of patient care on a global scale.
Our commitment to advancing healthcare through research is unwavering and drives the pursuit of cutting-edge treatments in our clinical research practice. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our initiatives and how they benefit you, the patient, and the future of healthcare as a whole. If you’re interested in learning more about clinical research and trials and how you might participate, contact our Clinical Research Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clinical Trials Open to Enrollment:
- SCOPE: A 5-year Superion™ IDS Clinical Outcomes Post-Approval Evaluation
The purpose of this study is to better understand real-world outcomes of the Superion IDS device in routine clinical practice. The Superion IDS is a medical device approved by the FDA for commercial use in the United States for treatment of moderate lumbar spinal stenosis. Visit ClinicalTrials.gov to learn more about the study. See video here to learn more.
- COMFORT 2: Clinical Study of a Micro-Implantable Pulse Generator For The Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathic Pain
The purpose of this research study is to document and compare the safety and effectiveness of two methods to treat chronic pain: conventional medical management (CMM) vs CMM plus the addition of the Nalu PNS System. The Nalu Peripheral Nerve Stimulation System is cleared by the US food and drug Administration (FDA); and is available commercially in the US. Information from this study may help doctors improve patient care for this condition Visit ClinicalTrials.gov to learn more about the study. See video here to learn more.
- SERENITY STX: A Phase 3, Prospective, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Sham-controlled Study of the Efficacy and Safety of STX-015 in the Treatment of Pain Associated With Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
The purpose of this study is to see how the study drug, clonidine hydrochloride injected into the spine, reduces Lumbosacral Radiculopathy or “Sciatica” (pain that radiates down the leg from the lower back), and how safe it is compared with the sham injection procedure (injection which does not contain active study drug). Clonidine hydrochloride micropellets are an investigational new formulation of clonidine and are not approved by the US food and drug Administration (FDA); therefore, their use in this study is experimental. Visit ClinicalTrials.gov to learn more about the study.
- SPARTAN: A Prospective, Multicenter, Post Market Surveillance Study on a Modular SI Joint Fusion System
A prospective study on the use of the TransLoc 3D SI Joint Fusion System for patients with sacroiliac joint disruptions or degenerative sacroiliitis. This is a multicenter, prospective, post-market surveillance study on the TransLoc 3D Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System including two treatment arms: 1) Lateral-Oblique TransLoc 3D Screw(s), 2) Lateral Oblique TransLoc 3D Screw with Posterior Device (Hybrid). Data from this post-market study will be used to support knowledge of clinical efficacy and improvement with the use of TransLoc 3D Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System. Visit ClinicalTrials.gov to learn more about the study. See the TransLoc 3D animation here.