Eldon Loh, MD
SPECIALTY AND TITLE
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Associate Professor
AREA OF RESEARCH
Dr. Loh’s research includes the development of novel and improved techniques for interventional pain management of axial spine pain. He employs a bench-to-bedside approach that focuses on basic anatomical dissection, documenting and direct modelling of anatomical dissections in three dimensions, and using these models to refine and propose targeted interventions for pain. Dr. Loh also has an interest in neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury, especially knowledge translation and guidelines relating to pain management after spinal cord injury.
MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCIENCE AND/OR HEALTH CARE DELIVER
Dr. Loh, together with Dr. John Tran, is refining procedural techniques for lumbar medial branch radiofrequency ablation targeting the lumbar facets. He has developed radiofrequency ablation options for sacroiliac joint pain using ultrasound and fluoroscopic guidance. He chaired the panel that developed the first Canadian guidelines on neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury (the CanPainSCI guidelines), and works with international partners to improve point-of-care tools for implementing the guidelines. He currently chairs the group developing pain guidelines after spinal cord injury for the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA).