A Study to Evaluate the Blood Test Thromboelastogram (TEG) to Manage Patients Undergoing Multi-level Spinal Fusion Surgery


About this study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether using a blood test called thromboelastogram (TEG) to manage patients undergoing multi-level spinal fusion surgery will reduce complications after surgery compared with the standard practices.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients undergoing elective multi-level spinal fusion for sagittal malalignment, multi-level spondylolisthesis, multi-level lumbar spinal stenosis, and adult degenerative scoliosis  
  • Ages between 18-89 

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with tumor, infection, or trauma

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Jamal McClendon, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Jamal McClendon M.D.


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