HealthBeat features Dr. Neel Anand's ACADIA Facet Replacement System clinical trial

Written by Laura Dyrda | January 29, 2015 | Print  |

Neel Anand, MD, a clinical professor of surgery and director of spine trauma at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, was featured in a HealthBeat report discussing spinal surgery.

He talked about a new clinical trial for facet joint replacement surgery. The article also featured an interview with one of his first patients. There are 30 sites across the United States participating in the clinical trial and more than 300 patients have been enrolled to date.


The new procedure uses the ACADIA Facet Replacement System designed to mimic the motion and function of healthy facet joints. The system is an investigational device for the FDA and the clinical trial is testing the system's effectiveness for patients with degenerative spinal stenosis.


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