Tower Orthopaedics is the principal investigator in eleven clinical trials that attempt to develop new, effective treatments for herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, stenosis and scoliosis. We offer the newest technologies in Artificial Disc Replacement (ADR), Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), interspinous spacers, bone repair and stem cells.

We currently offer enrollment for seven trials: Vertiflex, Vitagel, NanOss Bioactive, cervical and lumbar fusion with PureGen (ACDF, PLIF/TLIF and PLF) and the Discover cervical artifical disc. We will soon be offering the Active-C cervical artificial disc sponsored by Aesculap and a NuQu injection trial.

What is a clinical trial? A clinical trial is a research study designed to answer definitive questions about new drugs, devices, treatments or medical therapies. Clinical trials are carried out to determine if a new treatment is safe and effective. In clinical trials, the treatment option is offered to volunteers before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) who determines if it will become available to the general public.

Why should patients participate in a clinical trial? Patients who participate in a clinical trial have the opportunity to play an active role in their healthcare and gain access to new treatment options that are not available to the general public. Although there are no guarantees of the results, participation in trials does help to advance the science of medicine and potentially help future patients with the same problem or disease.