Research conducted by Dr. Schwartz

Dr. Schwartz is dedicated to spine research. He has participated in a number of research projects over the years.

Spine studies currently enrolling patients

The following are active spine studies conducted by the Orthopaedic Research Foundation. For questions regarding the spine studies, please contact Melanie Glover.

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A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Pivotal Clinical Investigation of DIAM™ Spinal Stabilization System in Patients with Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease

Sponsor: Medtronic
Investigators: Drs. Schwartz, Dietz
Objective: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the DIAM Spinal Stabilization System for the treatment of single-level degenerative disc disease in your lumbar spine.

Investigation for the REACTIV8 Implantable Stimulation System for Chronic Low Back Pain (REACTIV8-B)

Sponsor: Mainstay Medical
Investigators: Meredith L. Langhorst, MD; David G. Schwartz, MD
Objective: Reduction of chronic low back pain when medication and physical therapy are not working.


Dr. Schwartz authored the following publications.

Instrumented Lumbar Corpectomy and Spinal Reconstruction Comparing rhBMP-2/Compression-Resistant Matrix, rhBMP-2/Absorbable Collagen Sponge/Ceramic Granules Mixture, and Autograft in Two Different Devices: A Study in Sheep.

Toth JM, Schwartz DG, Mobasser JP, Williams J.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Mar;41(6):E313-22.