Patients diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial under the supervision of The University of Colorado Hospital spine surgeons.
The study examines the effectiveness of the SuperionTM Interspinous Spacer Device as a potential alterative to traditional spinal surgery. The device is designed to relieve leg, buttock and groin pain resulting from pressure on the spinal nerve roots.
The device is implanted through a small skin incision and may be less invasive than traditional spinal surgery, with a faster recovery time.
To qualify, participants must:
- Be diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis
- Have undergone non-operative treatment for unrelieved symptoms for at least 6 months
- Be over 45 years of age
- Have leg, buttock or groin pain that is relieved by sitting or bending forward
- Not have a history of prior surgery to the lower spine
Other qualifications apply.