Chain Tissue Implant

People with Surgical Tissue are asked to participate in a research study being conducted by Montefiore Medical Center.

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:
• Skeletally mature adult ≥ 50 years of age at the time of surgery
• Have adequate vertebral body height and geometry for insertion of the access instruments
• VAS back pain score ≥ 70 mm on a 100 mm scale
• One- or two- level, acute (within six weeks of injury), thoracic or lumbar (T6-L5) vertebral body compression fracture(

You may NOT participate in this study if you:
• Have uncorrectable coagulopathy
• Have known history of Paget’s disease, osteomalacia, or any other metabolic bone disease
• Have an active malignancy or an active systemic or local infection
• Have degenerative scoliosis
• Have an inability to walk or stand prior to sustaining the vertebral compression fracture
• Have more than two levels with a vertebral compression fracture
• Previous instrumented spinal surgery

Contact Information
Parina Shah, Study Coordinator
Phone: (718) 920-6267