Most of the effective medical protocols available today had to first go through the process of clinical research trials before being implemented. At Sacramento Foot and Ankle Center, the board-certified podiatrists not only offer the latest cutting-edge podiatry treatments, but they’re also at the forefront of developing new treatments through their participation in clinical research trials. If you’d like to explore whether you can take part in an exciting clinical research trial, call the office nearest you in Carmichael or Sacramento, California. Or you can request a consultation using the online scheduling tool.
Most every treatment you enjoy today first went through a clinical research trial, which is a study using volunteers to determine the efficacy of a certain treatment protocol.
According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), clinical trials are conducted according to a plan, which describes:
This plan is well laid out ahead of time, and the proposed treatments put through a considerable amount of research and testing before offering a human trial.
Clinical trials must follow strict rules and guidelines laid out by the FDA, which actively oversees the process.
There are many reasons why people participate in clinical research trials, and the choice to do so is yours alone to make. In many cases, patients have exhausted all other available treatment options, to no avail, and they’re still searching for a remedy.
Each clinical research trial typically has a set of criteria that you need to meet before you’re allowed to participate. Most trials have an application process so that the FDA and researchers gather together a group of participants that will truly reflect whether the protocol is effective.
There are always new clinical research trials, and Sacramento Foot and Ankle Center chooses those that will benefit their patients most. As an example, the following is a list of some of the conditions for which the podiatrists have referred patients or that are currently accepting participants for a clinical research trial.
If you’d like to learn more about the available clinical research trials at Sacramento Foot and Ankle Center and whether you might be a good candidate, call or use the online scheduling tool to set up a consultation.