When it comes to low back pain, no single treatment is right for every patient. Pain can be caused by many different issues in and around the spine, and many factors can contribute to the success or failure of a treatment. Patient age, anatomical differences, disease severity, lifestyle choices, and previous medical history can all play a significant role in whether a physician decides to prescribe one treatment or another.
Facet Joint Clinical Studies are critical to help physicians and other health care providers decide which treatments are right for their patients. They can offer important information on which people will benefit most from a treatment, and help explain to patients what the possible benefits and risks of any procedure may be. Until recently, most facet joint clinical studies were designed to evaluate facet injections or nerve ablations. Zyga is leading the way in the research of facet joint restoration, and the Glyder Facet Restoration Device, with multiple clinical investigations.
About the Glyder® Facet Restoration Device
The Glyder Facet Restoration Device is a permanent implant intended to relieve facet joint pain in patients who have not responded to conservative care. The Glyder Device is designed to restore function of the facet joint by augmenting the facet joint cartilage. The Glyder Device is implanted by means of a minimally invasive procedure with little disturbance to surrounding bone, muscle or ligaments. This allows the facet joint to be resurfaced without limiting future treatment options.
- DUET Facet Joint Clinical Study
- GLISSADE Facet Joint Clinical Study
Zyga is conducting a clinical study to evaluate the safety of the Glyder Facet Restoration Device in participants with one- or two-level facet joint pain. This study is experimental in the U.S. and includes 20 participants.
The Glyder Facet Restoration Device is intended exclusively for clinical investigation in the United States. It has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for commercial sale within the U.S.
To learn more about qualifying for the DUET clinical study, or to find a study site near you, please click here.
Zyga completed a clinical study to evaluate the safety of the Glyder Facet Restoration Device in participants with facet joint pain. This study was conducted at 5 sites in Germany and Brazil and included 40 participants.