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The Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery (CSSS) places a great importance on both clinical and basic research, striving for constant improvement and development.

Several of our consultants actively take part in research with a dedicated team of research fellows that are active in the consultant's field of interest and a specialised team supporting the administrative needs of the department's clinical trials. 

Below is a list of ongoing clinical trials in the CSSS:


GSTSG Global Spinal Tumour Registry 

This study is a prospective analysis of all consenting patients who undergo spinal surgery for metastatic spine disease in surgical units in the UK, Japan, Germany, France, Italy and Denmark. Patient data will be stored on a secure UK database, and analysed by the chief investigator, to determine factors which are associated with good and bad patient outcomes, determine the usefulness of different surgical techniques, and suggest prognostic indicators which will influence future patient management.  




SCI-POEM - European Multicenter Study

SCI-POEM, sponsored by AOSpine, is a far-reaching study comprising of 17 clinics in 12 countries all across Europe.

The objective of the study is to evaluate if decompressive spinal surgery occurring within 12 hours (post-injury) of a traumatic spinal cord injury can provide superior neurological motor outcomes when compared to late decompression occurring more that 12 hours (and within 14 days) of the injury.





The purpose of this study, sponsored by the AO Foundation group, is an evaluation of the Modern Luqué Trolley growth guiding system vs. conventional treatment of early onset scoliosis patients.





If you wish for the Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery to become involved on a future or ongoing trial, please do not hesitate to contact the centre's Research Team at:


Last updated: July 2017