Conquering Diseases

Study Of A Synthetic Bone Graft For Spinal Fusion Surgery


Seeking men and women aged 18-85 whose degenerative disc disease or spondylolisthesis requires spinal fusion surgery with bone grafting for a study of a synthetic bone graft.


Participants in this study will have their lumbar fusion surgery done using the usual bone graft of a synthetic bone graft mixed with bone taken from their back on one side and the synthetic bone graft material alone on the other side of their spine during lumbar fusion surgery for degenerative disc disease or spondylolisthesis.

What we're hoping for

We are studying whether the usual bone graft using a synthetic bone graft material mixed with bone taken from your spine is better, the same, or worse than the synthetic bone graft alone in spinal fusion surgery.

Additional Information Identifier: NCT04615260

 Principal Investigator

Patrick  Connolly, MD

UMass Chan Medical School

 Study Contact

Saharsh  Mehta


UMass Chan University Campus

55 Lake Ave North 

Worcester,MA 01655