Care of the Spine Backed by Research

Clinical Research

From time to time spine service will either initiate or participate in clinical trials for surgical devices or bio-surgery molecules. We also conduct clinically relevant basic research in collaboration with numerous teams. One such project involves evaluating tissue normally discarded during surgery for clues about how fatty degeneration of paravertebral muscles occur in collaboration with Prof Paul Hodges of Queensland University.

We also collaborated with Prof Koichi Masuda of University of California San Diego to study the pain relieving effects of GDF6 as a potential cure for disc related back pain; this work has been awarded the ISSLS prize for best research for 2018.

We have also collaborated with Researchers from Rush University, Ohio State University and Cornell University to understand re-herniation of the disc following microdiscectomy operations using big data analytics.

BioMechanics

Disc Biology