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Norton Leatherman Spine Research & Clinical Trials

Norton Leatherman Spine is at the forefront of spine treatment research. As investigators on numerous trials, our specialist physicians have unparalleled experience with many innovative treatments once they are approved for broad use. Patients also may be eligible to take part in these experimental spine treatments. Norton Leatherman Spine researchers also contribute to groundbreaking studies and other publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Learn more about participating in a clinical trial at Norton Healthcare.

Current Norton Leatherman Spine Clinical Trials and Studies

Degenerative Disc Disease

An Assessment of P-15L Bone Graft in Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion with Instrumentation
Study Type: Device Study
Mladen Djurasovic  M.D.
Mladen Djurasovic M.D.
Principal Investigator
Norton Leatherman Spine
Sponsor: Cerapedics, Inc

Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

A Concurrently Controlled Study of the LimiFlex™ Paraspinous Tension Band in the Treatment of Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis with Spinal Stenosis
Study Type: Device Study
Jeffrey Gum  M.D.
Jeffrey Gum M.D.
Principal Investigator
Norton Leatherman Spine
Sponsor: Empirical Spine, Inc.

Lumbar Fusion Surgery

Detection of Spinal implants at airport security checkpoints - how do updated security measures affect patients?
Study Type: Questionnaire
Charles Crawford, M.D.
Charles Crawford, M.D.
Principal Investigator
Norton Leatherman Spine
Sponsor: NH Investigator

Lumbar Fusion Surgery

Impact of Dronabinol on Post-operative Pain After Lumbar Fusion for Degenerative Disorders of the Spine
Study Type: Drug Study
Jeffrey Gum  M.D.
Jeffrey Gum M.D.
Principal Investigator
Norton Leatherman Spine
Sponsor: NH Investigator

Lumbar Surgery

Patient Expectations and Patient Reported Outcomes in Lumbar Spine Surgery
Study Type: Questionnaire
Steven Glassman  M.D.
Steven Glassman M.D.
Principal Investigator
Norton Leatherman Spine
Sponsor: NH Investigator

Robotic Assisted Spine Surgery

Multi-Center Robotic Assisted Spine Surgery
Study Type: Registry
Jeffrey Gum  M.D.
Jeffrey Gum M.D.
Principal Investigator
Norton Leatherman Spine
Sponsor: National Spine Health Foundation

Scoliosis

Scoliosis-Specific Exercises for At-Risk Mild AIS Curves: A Multi-Site Preliminary Randomized Trial
Study Type: Observational
Steven Glassman  M.D.
Steven Glassman M.D.
Principal Investigator
Norton Leatherman Spine
Sponsor: Texas Scottish Rite Hosp - Scoliosis Research Soci

Scoliosis

A Multicenter Prospective Study of Quality of Life in Adult Scoliosis (Long-term Follow-Up)
Study Type: Observational
Steven Glassman  M.D.
Steven Glassman M.D.
Principal Investigator
Norton Leatherman Spine
Sponsor: Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)

Scoliosis

Quantitative Romberg Test in Normal Healthy Volunteers and Patients with Spinal Deformity
Study Type: Observational
Leah Carreon, M.D.
Principal Investigator
Norton Leatherman Spine
Sponsor: NH Investigator

Spinal Cord

Balance Variations in DIERS Pedoscan measurements
Study Type: Observational
Jeffrey Gum  M.D.
Jeffrey Gum M.D.
Principal Investigator
Norton Leatherman Spine
Sponsor: NH Investigator

Spinal Deformity

Prospective, Multi‐Center Adult Spinal Deformity Outcomes Database Registry
Study Type: Registry
Steven Glassman  M.D.
Steven Glassman M.D.
Principal Investigator
Norton Leatherman Spine
Sponsor: International Spine Study Group

Spine Surgery

Spinal Laminectomy versus Instrumented Pedicle Screw II Study (SLIP II)
Study Type: Registry
Steven Glassman  M.D.
Steven Glassman M.D.
Principal Investigator
Norton Leatherman Spine
Sponsor: Alan L. and Jacqueline B. Stuart Spine Research Ce
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Clinical trials

Clinical Trials

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Low-dose radiation system provides 2D and 3D images of spine

An innovative system that creates 2D and 3D images of the spine and other parts of the body while dramatically reducing the amount of radiation exposure is being used by Norton Leatherman Spine specialists to […]

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Norton Healthcare named national Orthopaedic Center of Excellence

Norton Healthcare has received certification as an Orthopaedic Center of Excellence, one of only 12 hospital systems in the country to receive the designation. Norton Healthcare’s Norton Orthopedic Institute and Norton Leatherman Spine received the […]

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Retired doctor gets back to her life: Spinal fusion recovery story

Minimally invasive spine surgery with less downtime than traditional surgery may sound impossible, but as Anne Douglas will tell you, it was a lifesaver for her. Anne, a retired internal medicine physician, experienced back pain […]

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Over 300 robotic-assisted spine surgeries in Louisville performed with the Mazor X

Norton Healthcare has completed its 340th spinal fusion surgery using the Mazor X robotic-assisted surgical system. Robotic-assisted technology can help reduce pain and make recovery time shorter following spine surgery. The purchase of the system was […]

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What adults with degenerative scoliosis and other deformities can expect from surgery

Scoliosis surgery for adults whose degenerating spine leads to a curve to the side or kyphosis (a curve that pitches the body forward) tends to be more effective for many patients than nonsurgical treatments. But […]

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