Michael Ewing, MD, Year 3 Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, was awarded a research grant from the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) for the project titled Interscalene Block vs. Local Infiltrative Analgesia.
The study seeks to evaluate whether local infiltrative analgesia provides similar pain control to traditional interscalene block for total shoulder arthroplasty. Total shoulder arthroscopy is a well-established procedure for pain relief and restoring function of the shoulder girdle. While interscalene block has shown to be effective in controlling post-operative pain, local infiltrative analgesia is a potential alternative that may be more cost-effective with less potential adverse effects. As the prevalence of shoulder arthroplasty increases, the results of this study may continue to optimize pain management for patients undergoing shoulder arthroplasty.
The following faculty will collaborate on the project with Dr. Ewing:
- H Mike Kim, MD: Co-Principal Investigator
- Matthew Smith, MD: Co-Investigator
- Emily Leary, PhD: Co-Investigator
- James Cook, DVM, PhD: Co-Investigator
- Robert Borsheski, DO: Co-Investigator
Congratulations, Dr. Ewing!