A Prospective Clinical Evaluation of the Centinel Spine™ STALIF C® No Profile® Integrated Interbody Fusion™ Device
Aims:
This is a post-market analysis study of FDA-approved cervical fusion devices: The STALIF C, and STALIF C-Ti. The purpose of this study is to collect information about how well different types of patients do after spinal fusion, based on their earlier treatments (conservative therapy). Spinal fusion is recognized as the standard treatment for patients with Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) that have failed conservative therapy. It is not clear which patients will do well with conservative therapy and which patients will not. Further, it is not fully understood which patients will do best with spinal fusion. This study is designed to better understand the links between conservative care, spinal fusion and patient outcomes. Patients’ participation in this study involves the collection of data associated with standard of care procedures and follow-up. It does not involve anything special in regard to the surgical procedure or follow-up care.
Principal Investigator: Michael Musacchio, MD
IRB Approval Number: EH15-059
Contact: Please call 847.570.4224 with questions regarding the study
Open to enrollment: Yes

Simplify – Single Level: Clinical Study Protocol for the Investigation of the Simplify ® Cervical Artificial Disc”
Aims: This non-randomized study evaluates the safety and effectiveness of the SimplifyDisc for patients who are undergoing a discectomy (removal of a cervical disc) at one level due to arm pain and/or neurological symptoms (such as weakness or numbness). The study is for patient with or without neck pain who have specific findings on imaging studies such as X-ray, CT, or MRI. The study is for patients who have tried, but not responded to at least six weeks of non-surgical care such as physical therapy, medicines, or injections or have increasing symptoms, such as numbness or tingling, and/or have signs of nerve compression in the part of the nerves that branch out from the spinal cord. This research study will compare outcomes after surgery with the Simplify Disc to historical outcomes after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery.
Principal Investigator: Michael Musacchio, MD
IRB Approval Number: EH16-125
Contact: Please call 847.570.4224 with questions regarding the study
Open to Enrollment: Yes