Targeted muscle re-innervation is a new type of surgery that’s helping amputees

Targeted muscle re-innervation is a new type of surgery that’s helping amputees

Targeted muscle reinnervation is a new type of surgery that’s helping amputees and Drs. Glenn Gaston and Bryan Loeffler are some of the only physicians who perform it. They spoke to WBTV’s Bounce about how it’s helping amputees, including shark bite victim Tiffany Johnson, a mom of three.
With Your Help, We’re Improving Your Outcomes After Surgery

With Your Help, We’re Improving Your Outcomes After Surgery

Quality improvement is a big deal to us at OrthoCarolina. In fact, we have a team that works only on care improvement programs and maintaining quality and coordinated care.
Dr. Jason Norcross on First Talk Business Brief

Dr. Jason Norcross on First Talk Business Brief

Dr. Norcross discussing joint replacement and orthopedics with Hal Row on WHKY Radio.
North Carolina Mom of 3 Who Fought Off Shark While on Vacation Speaks Out: ‘I Remember Pulling My Arm Out of His Mouth’

North Carolina Mom of 3 Who Fought Off Shark While on Vacation Speaks Out: ‘I Remember Pulling My Arm Out of His Mouth’

Tiffany Johnson remembers every second of the shark attack that took most of her right arm.
Adjusting To Life After Shark Attack

Adjusting To Life After Shark Attack

Friday will mark three weeks since Tiffany Johnson lost her arm in a terrifying shark attack in the Bahamas.
Tiffany Johnson, Dr. Bryan Loeffler and WBT 1110am discussing her positive future

Tiffany Johnson, Dr. Bryan Loeffler and WBT 1110am discussing her positive future

Dr. Bryan Loeffler from OrthoCarolina discussing the revolutionary outcome and amazing future for Tiffany Johnson via her targeted muscle reinnervation surgery.
Game Changers

Game Changers

Allow us to introduce you to some of the most clever visionaries around town.
Mom bitten by shark getting high-tech prosthetic arm

Mom bitten by shark getting high-tech prosthetic arm

"There's a new surgery, and it's call targeted muscle reinnervation," said Dr. Glenn Gaston of OrthoCarolina.
What is Targeted Muscle Re-innervation (TMR)?

What is Targeted Muscle Re-innervation (TMR)?

Targeted muscle re-innervation (TMR) is a surgical procedure which involves transferring amputated nerves to activate the remaining muscles in the limb.
Ten Facts to Know About Scoliosis

Ten Facts to Know About Scoliosis

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month. Scoliosis, an Ancient Greek term for “bending,” affects 2 percent of the population. To learn more about the condition, Dr. Todd Chapman broke down some of the basics that you may not already know. .
Acupuncture for Kids? Yes!

Acupuncture for Kids? Yes!

By Dr. Alison Warren and South Charlotte Macaroni Kid
Ask the Physical Therapist

Ask the Physical Therapist

"I have a desk job and sit at a computer most of the day. I also have a daughter who doesn't ever seem to stop looking at her iPhone and it seems like her neck is always craned forward. I know we both need to work on posture. What would you recommend?"
Research & Presentations

Research & Presentations

Ongoing research for Targeted Muscle Reinnervation and Muscle Transfer for Independent Digit Control
Conservative Care of Low Back Pain

Conservative Care of Low Back Pain

Generalized low back pain is a huge public health problem, affecting 80 percent of people at some point during their lifetime. Low back pain can affect a person's ability to function at work or within the home and can lead to a lower perceived quality of life.
Ask the Physical Therapist

Ask the Physical Therapist

What are some risk factors for running injuries, and how can they be prevented?
EMG – What to Know

EMG – What to Know

An electrodiagnostic study (EMG/NCS) is a diagnostic assessment of the electrical activity of your nerves and muscles to see how well they function, and is sometimes recommended for patients with neck, back, arm or leg pain.
How Robotics Are Making Joint Replacements Better Than Ever Before

How Robotics Are Making Joint Replacements Better Than Ever Before

As surgeons, our job is not just to take care of you, but to make sure that we constantly stay on the cusp of technology in our field so that we can offer the latest and most effective options for our patients.
Ask the Physical Therapist

Ask the Physical Therapist

Answers from the OrthoCarolina Physical Therapist Department
Spine Surgery and the Mazor® Robotics Renaissance Robot: 11 Things to Know

Spine Surgery and the Mazor® Robotics Renaissance Robot: 11 Things to Know

Our surgeons are some of the best in the world, but robotics can actually increase the precision and consistency of what we do in the operating room.
What to Expect After Hip Replacement

What to Expect After Hip Replacement

For many of my hip replacement patients, returning to the lifestyle they had prior to developing hip arthritis and debilitating pain is an exciting part of the healing process.