Evaluate Effectiveness of the Biomet Lumbar Spinal Fusion System
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The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Biomet Lumbar Spinal Fusion System in patients undergoing lumbar fusion surgery.
Condition or disease
Degenerative Disc Disease
All subjects enrolled in this study will receive the The Biomet Osteobiologic Treatment System which is comprised of the SpF® Spine Fusion Stimulator and any or all of the following can be utilized in the study: any Pedicle Screw System, autograft and an Interbody Spacer
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 75 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
This study is open to all patients with one or two level Degenerative Disease who are between the ages of 18 and 75.
The subject must, in the investigator's opinion, be psychosocially, mentally, and physically able to fully comply with this protocol including the required follow-up visits, the filling out of required forms, and have the ability to understand and give written informed consent.
The subject must be diagnosed with DDD at up to 2 levels from L2-S1 inclusive and undergoing up to 2 level posterior lumbar spinal fusion surgery with or without anterior column fusion.
Subjects must be between 18 and 75 years of age.
The patient must be skeletally mature (epiphyses closed).
Subject is pregnant, lactating or interested in becoming pregnant during the duration of the study.
Any active litigation.
Subject is currently involved in another investigational study.
Subject has a history (present or past) of substance abuse (recreational drugs, prescription drugs or alcohol) that in the investigator's opinion may interfere with protocol assessments and/or with the subject's ability to complete the protocol required follow-up.
Subject is incarcerated.
More than 2 prior spine surgeries/revision surgeries or any previous spinal fusions at levels being currently treated.
Any parathyroid or metabolic bone disease.
Any active malignancy.
Osteopenia/Osteoporosis - All subjects will be screened for osteoporosis using SCORE (Simple Calculated Osteoporosis Risk Estimation) with a threshold value of 6. All subjects with a SCORE value greater than 6 will be referred for DEXA Scan. Subjects with a T-Score of £-1-2.5 will be excluded.