Osteocel® Plus in Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
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This study is being conducted to determine the percentage of patients with solid spinal fusions after being treated with Osteocel Plus in a PLIF procedure. Due to the unique processing conditions, Osteocel Plus retains a high concentration of stem cells attached to the allograft bone matrix, so it is hypothesized that the fusion rate with Osteocel Plus will be comparable to published data for autograft. The Osteocel product family has already been used in approximately 20,000 cases worldwide.
Condition or disease
Degenerative Disc Disease
Biological: Osteocel Plus
This is a prospective, non-randomized multi-center study to compare the use of Osteocel Plus in subjects who receive PLIF surgery at one or two levels. These subjects will present with degenerative conditions in the lumbar spine that are amenable to surgical treatment and will be screened prior to study enrollment. Subjects will receive Osteocel Plus during their PLIF operation. Subjects will be followed for 24-months following surgery to determine the number of study subjects that are solidly fused at or before 24 months postoperatively, and to determine the mean time to fusion. This data will be compared to published and/or retrospective data for autograft, synthetic ceramics and BMP.
To evaluate the fusion rates of Osteocel Plus in one or two level(s) for PLIF subjects. [ Time Frame: from pre-op to 24-month follow-up ]
Secondary Outcome Measures
To evaluate the rate of complications for Osteocel Plus and compare to published and/or retrospective data for autograft or bone morphogenetic protein (BMP). [ Time Frame: from pre-op to 24-month follow-up ]
To evaluate and compare radiographic outcome with respect to clinical outcome (function and pain). [ Time Frame: from pre-op to 24-month follow-up ]
To evaluate and compare each outcome with respect to surgical time and blood loss. [ Time Frame: from pre-op to 24-month follow-up ]
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 70 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Existing clinic patients
Persistent back and/or leg pain unresponsive to conservative treatment for at least six (6) months, unless clinically indicated earlier
Indicated for interbody fusion of one or two contiguous lumbar segments (L1 to S1)
Objective evidence of primary diagnosis must be confirmed by appropriate imaging studies
18-70 years of age at the date of written informed consent
Able to undergo surgery based on physical exam, medical history and surgeon judgment
Expected to survive at least 2 years beyond surgery
Willing and able to return for post-treatment exams according to the follow-up called for in the protocol
Signed and dated Informed Consent Form
Patient has a mental or physical condition that would limit the ability to comply with study requirements
Lumbar spine abnormality requiring treatment at more than two levels
Systemic or local infection; active or latent
Previous failed fusion at the operative level
Diseases that significantly inhibit bone healing (osteoporosis, metabolic bone disease, uncontrolled diabetes, dialysis dependent renal failure, symptomatic liver disease)
Undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment, or chronic use of steroids (defined as more than 6 weeks of steroid use within 12 months of surgery, other than episodic use or inhaled corticosteroids)
Pregnant, or plans to become pregnant during the study
Subject is a prisoner
Involvement in active litigation relating to the spine (worker's compensation claim is allowed if it is not contended)
A significant general illness (e.g., HIV, active metastatic cancer of any type) is present; subject is immunocompromised or is being treated with immunosuppressive agents
Participating in another clinical study that would confound study data