Foot & Ankle Clinical Research Department
What are clinical trials?
Clinical trials are scientific studies conducted to find better ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose, or treat disease. Clinical trial sites assist pharmaceutical companies working together with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to find new ways to help patients better manage their healthcare. Clinical trials produce high-quality data for healthcare decision making.
These studies follow strict, scientific and ethical standards which protect patients who volunteer for clinical trials. The results are used to determine if a medication or device should be approved by the FDA. Our doctors are proud to be at the forefront of advancing medical and surgical care.
FASMA doctors run the following types of clinical trials:
- Bunion Removal Study - Patients that qualify for the study receive no cost bunion removal surgery by one of our board-certified podiatrists in our state-of-the-art surgery center. Patients that qualify for the study often receive no cost services and a stipend for participating.
- Fungal Toenail Study – New medication or devices like lasers are used to treat this unsightly, annoying, and ever more common infection. Patients that qualify for the study often receive no cost services and a stipend for participating.
- Diabetic Ulcer Study - New medication, devices or antibiotics are used in this study to treat this common and stubborn condition. Patients that qualify for the study often receive no cost services and a stipend for participating.
These are some of the more common studies performed amongst many others.