FWO Research Opportunities

Fort Wayne Orthopedics is at the forefront of today’s medical revolutions. We utilize the latest technology and medical advancements as options for our patients. To this end, we often have several research studies underway.

If you are interested in being a part of any of our current research opportunities, please contact the research department at 800-566-5659 ext 4278.

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Research Studies Available

Currently Available:  Acadia Facet Replacement System

Fort Wayne Orthopedic Physicians are participating in a nationwide study of the Acadia Facet Replacement System.  The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and effectiveness of the Acadia Facet Replacement System in patients with lateral, lateral recess and/or central stenosis at L3 to S1.

Dr. Rahn, Dr. Shugart, and Dr. Arata are participating in this study.  For more information, please call 1-877-788-3925 or visit stenosisrelief.com.

Status: Not Currently Enrolling

Currently Available: Endoscopic Laser Disc Decompression

Fort Wayne Orthopedics Physicians are participating in a research study of the Holmium: Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet (Ho:YAG) laser. The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and effectiveness of the Ho:YAG laser in patients with a contained herniated disc at no more than two levels of the lumbar spine.

Dr. Rahn and Dr. Shugart are participating in this study. For more information, please call 1-800-566-5659 ext 4278.

Status: Currently Enrolling

Currently participating: Cellentra Viable Cell Bone Matrix (VCBM) and the MaxAn Anterior Cervical Plate System

Fort Wayne Orthopedics Physicians are participating in a research study to evaluate the clinical and radiographic outcomes of the Cellentra Viable Cell Bone Matrix (VCBM) and the MaxAn Anterior Cervical Plate System in treating subjects in need of two or three level cervical fusion from C2-T1.

Dr. Rahn and Dr. Shugart are participating in this study. For more information, please call 1-800-566-5659 ext 4278

Status: Currently Enrolling

Other Investigational Device Exemption Studies

Wallis Total Disc Replacement (2007 to 2012)
Dr. Rahn, Dr. Shugart, and Dr. Arata
Zimmer Spine Austin

Status: Closed

Maverick Total Disc Replacement (2003 to 2011)
Dr. Rahn, Dr. Shugart, and Dr. Arata,
Medtronic Sofamor Danek

Status: Closed

Dynesys Non-fusion Stabilization (2004 to 2011)
Dr. Rahn, Dr. Shugart, and Dr. Arata,
Zimmer Spine

Status: Closed

Tibial Infuse Delayed Healing Device (2010 to 2013)
Dr. Hicks
Medtronic

Status: Closed

Infuse bone graft with the capstone spinal system (2011 to 2015)
Dr. Rahn, Dr. Shugart, and Dr Arata
Medronic Somfamor Danek

Status: Closed