(November 2, 2010) - Memorial University Medical Center is one
of only five sites in the entire United States selected to
participate in a pilot study for the TRIUMPH® Lumbar Disc for
treatment of degenerative disc disease - a leading cause of chronic
neck and back pain.
The investigational TRIUMPH device, developed by Globus Medical
Inc., is the only lumbar artificial disc developed for a
posterolateral surgical approach. This approach involves gently
separating the muscles of the lower back to reach the disc, rather
than operating through the abdominal cavity to access the disc, as
is the case with traditional artificial disc surgery. The purpose
of the pilot study is to evaluate the TRIUMPH disc for the
treatment of patients suffering from degenerative disc disease at
one vertebral level between L1 and S1. The study is open to men and
women ages 18 to 65 years of age.
James Lindley, M.D., of the Neurological Institute of Savannah
and Center for Spine and Memorial
Spine™, is the principal investigator for the study. Lindley
and Memorial are currently seeking to enroll patients in the
TRIUMPH IDE Pilot Study. Please contact Vikki Taylor at
912-350-8568 or firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are interested in participating in this clinical trial.
Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare
organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and
southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital,
a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary
and specialty care physician networks; a major medical
education program; business and
industry services; and NurseOne,
a 24-hour call center.