Prospective Clinical Trial: Percutaneous Disc Decompression (PDD) 2006 – 2008

  • Large prospective trial to assess the efficacy of PDD for contained lumbar focal protrusions causing radiculopathy
  • Completed (& Revised February 2011): Not submitted for publication
  • Principal Investigation

Prospective study in interventional spine care: 2003

  • To establish the efficacy of lumbar medial branch neurotomy
  • Supervised by Dr. Howard Intrater, Department Head; Health Sciences Center Pain Clinic
  • Principal Investigator
  • Data unpublished at this time

Retrospective study in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis: 1999 – 2001

  • Comparison of radiographs of children with extended oligo-articular JRA to those with poly-articular JRA
  • Contributing investigator. Primary investigator; Jonathon Leipsic MD FRCPC