Clinical research interests include the development of new, less invasive (both endoscopic and minimally invasive) treatment strategies for addressing spinal problems, from the very simple to the complex. Furthermore, multi-center trials are being performed to further help to identify means to help limit the approach-related morbidity of spinal surgery, as well as investigate up-and-coming technologies and their safety and efficacy in dealing with spinal disorders. Multi-disciplinary research investigating the effects of spine surgery on back musculature and it's functionality is under way. Biomechanical investigations are focusing on the traumatized spine and more minimally invasive, surgical means to heal the fractured spine. Finally, laboratory research efforts are specifically directed towards refining and improving various minimally-invasive surgical treatment statagies for approaching the spine.
Robert Eric Isaacs
Prospective, multicenter, institutional review board approved study with randomized and observational study arms.The purpose of this study was to compare radiographic outcomes between minimally invasive transforaminal (MIS TLIF) or MIS lateral int
History of previous cervical spine surgery is a frequently cited cause of worse outcomes after cervical spine surgery.
Implantable devices that interact directly with the human nervous system have been gaining acceptance in the field of medicine since the 1960's.