Dr. Steve DeLuca and his team at PinnacleHealth West Shore Hospital in Pennsylvania are performing a branch of the FDA-approved TOPS™ clinical trial. The trial is for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and degenerative spondylolisthesis.

As a five-year study, this trial will help Dr. DeLuca and his team observe how the TOPS™ System can prevent degeneration in adjacent levels by preserving spinal motion. Dr. DeLuca notes that he’s particularly excited about the TOPS™ implant because it acts like a knee or hip replacement by replacing the joints of the lumbar spine.