California spine center joins study of Premia Spine's spinal stenosis system: 5 insights

Written by Shayna Korol | August 07, 2018 | Print  |

Rancho Mirage, Calif.-based Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center will participate in a study of Premia Spine's TOPS System, which is designed to treat degenerative grade 1 spondylolisthesis and spinal stenosis, the Banning Patch reports.

Here are five things to know:

1. Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center is one of 30 U.S. spine centers and the only one in California to participate in the FDA study to test the system's safety and efficacy.

2. Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center employs 14 physicians.

3. The TOPS System is an alternative to rigid fixation with a mechanical implant that is designed to allow two adjoining vertebrae to continue moving naturally after a decompression.

4. Patients in the study will either undergo surgery with the device or traditional lumbar spinal fusion, with a 67 percent chance of undergoing surgery with the TOPS System.

5. To participate in the study, patients must be experiencing persistent leg pain, more leg or buttock pain than back pain, severe pain after walking and/or pain that is reduced when sitting, bending or leaning over.

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