Nerve Blocks in Partial Knee Replacement Surgery

What we are studying

The purpose of this research study is to compare the effects of two different nerve blocks to see if one is better than the other. A nerve block is a procedure in which local anesthetic, also known as numbing medication, is injected around a nerve in order to decrease pain and discomfort. Nerve blocks are typically performed before surgery. This study will compare two different nerve blocks to see if either one is better at decreasing pain or decreasing the amounts of pain medication needed after partial knee replacement surgery.

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 18 - 85

Eligibility Criteria

  • Undergoing robotic-assisted partial knee replacement surgery

What is involved

  • Participation will last while you are in the hospital for the knee surgery (about 24 hours)

Compensation

None

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Daryl Henshaw
Email
dhenshaw@wakehealth.edu
Phone
336-716-6344

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.