Earl Brewley, Jr., MD, an orthopedic surgeon and shoulder specialist with Trinity Health, is among the authors of a pair of studies appearing in The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, a peer-reviewed medical journal covering orthopedic surgery related to the shoulder, elbow, and upper extremities.
Dr. Brewley was the lead author of a study that examined age as a factor for predicting outcomes in shoulder arthroplasty, a procedure that involves reconstruction or replacement of a shoulder joint using total shoulder (TSA) or reverse shoulder (RSA) approaches.
In the second study, Dr. Brewley and six other authors looked at revision reverse shoulder arthroplasty, a procedure that can be performed if a joint replacement or reconstruction fails. Dr. Brewley and other researchers examined the cement-within-cement technique as an approach for achieving biomechanic stability.
In an additional achievement, Dr. Brewley has been elected as a candidate member of the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES). Membership in ASES is granted to experienced orthopedic surgeons who have completed an upper extremity fellowship and who have met strict academic and clinical standards. Dr. Brewley completed a highly coveted shoulder and elbow fellowship at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, and upon graduation completed further training in Japan to learn additional arthroscopic techniques.