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Clinical Trials For Spine Care at UPMC in South Central Pa.

At UPMC in South Central Pa., we believe that research and clinical trials leads to better care for spine patients. This ongoing commitment to research plays a key role in our patients' outcomes, as we continue to expand our knowledge and skills.

Spine Trials

TOPS™ System for patients with degenerative Grade I spondylolisthesis and spinal stenosis as an alternative to vertebrae fusion.

Principal investigator(s): Steven DeLuca, DO

The TOPS System mechanical device is designed to restore motion of the spine in all directions. The goal of the TOPS trial is to demonstrate patients can achieve greater range of motion in all directions with the investigational procedure.

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Research nurse contact at UPMC in South Central Pa.: Stephanie L. 717-761-5530 x137

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