Video:
Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Postoperative Pain Management

Brian Ilfeld, MD, MS, talked with the Pain Management Collaboratory Coordinating Center about his pragmatic clinical trial (PCT) with the PMC.  Dr. Ilfeld is the principal investigator of Ultrasound Guided Percutaneous Peripheral Nerve Stimulation: A Nonpharmacological Alternative for the Treatment of Postoperative Pain, one of the Pain Management Collaboratory’s 11 PCTs.  Dr. Ilfeld, a Professor of Anesthesiology in Residence at University of California San Diego, is studying the use of ultrasound guided peripheral nerve stimulation to treat postoperative pain after ambulatory surgery, specifically after shoulder and ankle and foot surgery.
 
In the video below, Dr. Ilfeld discusses the role anesthesiologists play in pain management, the need for safer and more effective postoperative pain management, and the encouraging opportunities that ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve stimulation brings to patients, surgeons, and doctors for a range of surgical procedures, including rotator cuff surgery and bunionectomies.  Learn more about the procedure and the trial in the video below.
 
 

A Q&A with Brian Ilfeld, MD, MS

Brian Ilfeld, MD, MS, is studying the use of ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) to treat postoperative pain after ambulatory surgery, specifically after shoulder and ankle and foot surgery.  Dr. Ilfeld answers questions about his trial, how ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve stimulation is administered, and the possible benefits it affords both patient and healthcare providers.

Learn more about ultrasound-guided PNS