Clinical Research at Texas Back Institute
Texas Back Institute’s Clinical Research Organization (CRO) is an organization dedicated to advancing new spine technologies and techniques at Texas Back Institute. The organization’s experienced clinical research coordinators execute clinical research trials, research studies and education programs with the physicians of Texas Back Institute.
Our goal is to improve the overall quality of life for patients suffering with spine-related problems. To assist us in achieving this goal, we participate in FDA clinical trials for investigational technologies, materials, drugs and devices. Please look at the clinical trials we are CURRENTLY offering and contact us for more information and to see if you qualify for any of these studies.
Texas Back Institute Research Foundation
The Texas Back Institute Research Foundation (TBIRF) was founded in 1985 to fulfill the mission of improving care for patients with back pain through research and education. With collaborative efforts of multiple spine centers nationally and internationally, TBIRF has performed research focused primarily on diagnostic evaluations and treatment outcomes. This work has included topics such as discography, pre-surgical psychosocial screening and new technologies such as total disc replacements and minimally invasive surgical procedures. The findings from the research work are shared with peers through presentations at numerous national and international spine conferences and are published in medical journals such as Spine and The Spine Journal. The Foundation has organized the publication of multiple textbooks including Sports and the Spine and Spinal Arthroplasty: A New Era in Spine Care, which was the first book published on the topic of motion-preserving technologies in spine.
Not only does TBIRF provide information to peers through journal publications, books and conference presentations, they also provide education to individual physicians through fellowships and visitor programs. To date, more than 70 spine surgeons have trained through the TBIRF Fellowship Program and practice throughout the United States. The program includes participation in spine clinics, surgical cases, research, Continuing Medical Education accredited journal clubs, informative case conferences and hands-on surgical training courses. Additionally, TBIRF has hosted clinical visitors and research fellows from Europe, Asia and South America.
TBIRF is dedicated to improving care for those with back pain by continuously performing research, participating in conferences, publishing and offering a wide array of individual educational programs.