R. Glenn Gaston, MD

R. Glenn Gaston, MD

Locations

Education

  • University of Georgia -- Bachelor of Science
  • University of Tennessee at Memphis -- Doctor of Medicine
  • Atlanta Medical Center -- Intership
  • Atlanta Medical Center -- Residency
  • The Indiana Hand Center -- Fellowship, Hand & Upper Extremity

  • Hand Fellowship Director - OrthoCarolina Hand Center
  • Chief of Hand Surgery -- Carolinas Medical Center Orthopedic Residency
  • Carolina Panthers -- Hand Consultant
  • Charlotte Hornets -- Hand Consultant
  • Joe Gibbs Racing Team -- Hand Consultant
  • Hendrick Motor Sports -- Hand Consultant
  • Stewart-Hass Racing -- Hand Consultant
  • ASSH Clinical Trials and Outcomes Committee
  • ASSH Young Leaders Program
  • ASSH Young Members Steering Committee, Chairman 2012
  • ASSH Resident Education Committee
  • Research Advisory Committee, OrthoCarolina Research Institute

Practice

  • Specializes in Hand, Wrist and Elbow surgery
  • Dr. Gaston is heavily involved in upper extremity research and has received numerous honors, including awards from AAOS and ASSH.  He lectures regularly at both regional and national upper extremity conferences.

  • Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member of the North Carolina Orthopaedic Association
  • Member of the North Carolina Medical Society 
  • Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Member of Phi Beta Kappa
  • Member of the Michael Hoke Society
  • Member of the Indianapolis Hand Society
  • Member of the Mecklenburg County Medical Society

Awards

  • Named one of the Top 45 Hand Surgeons in the US, by Becker's Orthopedic
  • Received a 2015 Top Achievement by Charlotte Magazine
  • Named a 2015 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
  • Named a 2014 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
  • Named a 2013 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
  • Named a 2012 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
  • Named a 2011 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
  • Named a 2010 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
  • Named a 2009 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
  • OrthoCarolina Physician of the Year -- 2012
  • Faculty Teacher Award -- Carolinas Medical Center 2009, 2010 & 2014

 

Research

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Kuremsky M, Gaston RG.  “All-Inside Arthroscopic Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Repair: Relationship of Key Structures.”  Journal of Arthroscopy.  In press.
  • Chadderdon RC, Gaston RG: “Restoration of Opposition” Hand Clinics August 2016
  • Cook SGaston RG, Lourie GM:  “Ulnar Nerve Tendon Transfers for Pinch  Hand Clinics August 2016
  • Guitton TG, Ring D, Gaston RG* (as part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)).  “Variation in Recommendation for Operative Treatment for Peripheral Nerve Pathology.”   Journal of Hand Surgery.  In press
  • Gaston RG:  Letter to the Editor on: “Prospective Multicenter, Multinational Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Concurrent Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum Injections for Two Dupuytren Contractures in the Same Hand”, Journal of Hand Surgery.  2015; 40 (10): 1963 - 1971.   In press for June 2016 issue of Journal of Hand Surgery
  • Tait MA, Bracey JW, Gaston RG. “Acute Scaphoid Fractures: A Critical Analysis”.  JBJS Reviews. Accepted for publication pending revisions
  • Brannan P, Gaston RG, Lewis D, Loeffler B: “Complications with the Use of BMP-2 in Scaphoid Nonunion Surgery”.  J Hand Surg Am. 2016 May;41(5):602-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2016.01.013. Epub 2016 Mar 22.  PMID: 27013317
  • Wertman GV, Gaston RG, Heisel WD:  “Upper Extremity Injuries in NASCAR Drivers and Pit Crew: An Epidemiological Study”.  The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2016 Feb 12;4(2):2325967116629427. doi: 10.1177/2325967116629427. eCollection 2016  PMID: 26962541
  • Bell P, Scannell BP, Loeffler BJ, Brighton BK, Gaston RG, Casey V, Peters ME, Frick S, Cannada L, Vanderhave KL:  “Adolescent Humerus Fractures: ORIF versus CRPP”, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics.  J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Dec 17. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 26683504
  • Woodside J, Ganey T, Gaston RG: “Multiple Osteochondromas of the Hand: Initial and Long Term Follow-up Study”. Hand: Volume 10, Issue 4 (2015), Page 616-620.  PMID: 26568714
  • Gaston RG, Larsen SE, Pess GM, Coleman S, Dean B, Cohen B, Kaufman GJ, Tursi JP, Hurst, LC:  “Prospective Multicenter, Multinational Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Concurrent Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum Injections for Two Dupuytren Contractures in the Same Hand”, Journal of Hand Surgery.  2015; 40 (10): 1963 - 1971.  PMID: 26216077
  • Guitton TG, Ring D, Gaston RG* (as part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)).  “Variation in Recommendation for Operative Treatment for Peripheral Nerve Pathology.”   Journal of Hand Surgery.  In press
  • Gaston RG: “Multiple Osteochondroma of the Hand: Initial and Long Term Follow-up Study”. Hand. In press.
  • Gaston RG, Larsen SE, Pess GM, Coleman S, Dean B, Cohen B, Kaufman GJ, Tursi JP, Hurst, LC:  “Prospective Multicenter, Multinational Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Concurrent Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum Injections for Two Dupuytren Contractures in the Same Hand”, Journal of Hand Surgery.  2015;  40 (10): 1963 - 1971.
  • Gaston RG, Chadderdon RC.  “Management of Complications of Wrist Fractures.”  Hand Clinics. 2015 May 31:193-203. PMID 25934196
  • Isaacs J, Brar R, Wayne J, Rowen J, Gaston RG.  “Reattachment of Flexor Digitorum Profundus Avulsion, Biomechanical Performance of Three Techniques.” Journal of Hand Surgery 2014 Nov;39(11):2214-9.  PMID 25227598
  • Gaston RG, Loeffler, BJ.  “Sports-Specific Injuries of the Hand and Wrist”.  Clinics in Sports Medicine  2014. 10.1016/j.csm.2014.09/003.  PMID 25455393
  • Gaston RG. “Hand Made: Charlotte Wrist Art”  Journal of Hand Surgery. 2014 Oct;39(10):2059
  • Shores JT, Gaston RG, Reider L, Bosse MJ, METRC Investigators. “A Prospective Multicenter Registry of Peripheral Nerve Injuries Associated with Upper and Lower Extremity Orthopedic Trauma”.  (Abstract) Journal of Hand Surgery.  2014 Sept;39(9):e53-e54
  • Tosti R, Ilyas AM, Mellema JJ, Guitton TG, Ring D, Gaston RG* (as part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)).  “Interobserver Variability in the Treatment of Little Finger Metacarpal Neck Fractures”   Journal of Hand Surgery.    2014 Sept;39(9):1722-27.  PMID 25034789
  • Hagerman MG, Kinaci A, Ju K, Guitton TG, Mudgal CS, Ring D, Gaston RG* (as part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)).  “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:  Assessment of Surgeon and Patient Preferences and Priorities for Decision-Making.” Journal of Hand Surgery 2014; Jul 31: pii: S0363-5023(14)00749-7.    PMID  25087865
  • *Gaston RG, Ward WA, Lewis DL, Gantt EG, Osier LK, Gaul JS, Perlik PC, Chadderdon RC, Baker DS, Boatright JR;  Wrist and Radius Injury Surgery Trial (WRIST) Study Group: Reflections One Year into the 21 Center NIH-funded WRIST Study. A Primer on Conducting a Multicenter Clinical Trial. Journal of Hand Surgery, 2013 Jun;38:1194-1201.  *denotes group study
  • Song JW, Waljee JF, Burns PB, Chung KC, Gaston RG, Haase SC, Hammert WC, Lawton JN, Merrell GA, Nassab PF, Yang LJ, *Osier LK, Ward WA, Boatright JR et al; Surgery for the Ulnar Nerve (SUN) Study Group: An Outcome Study for Ulnar Neuropathy at the Elbow: A Multicenter Study by the SUN Study Group. Neurosurgery. 2013 Jun;72:971-982.    * denotes group study.  PMID 23426153
  • Giladi AM, Gaston RG, Haase SC, Hammert WC, Lawton JN, Merrell GA, Nassab PF, Song JW, Yang LJ, Chung KC, *Osier LK, Ward WA, Boatright JR et al: For the Surgery of the Ulnar Nerve Study Group. Trend of Recovery after Simple Decompression for Treatment of Ulnar Neuropathy at the Elbow. Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. 2013 Apr;131(4):563e-573e.  *denotes study group.   PMID 23542274
  • Malay S, Chung KC, *Gaston RG, Osier LK, Ward WA, Boatright JB et al: The Minimal Clinically Important Difference After Simple Decompression for Ulnar Neuropathy at the Elbow. Journal of Hand Surgery 2013 Apr; 38:652-659 *denote group study – SUN Study Group  PMID 23474160
  • Badalamente M, Coffelt L, Elfar J, Gaston RG, et al:   Measurement Scales in Clinical Research of the Upper Extremity, Part 2: Outcome Measures in Studies of the Hand/Wrist and Shoulder/Elbow.  Journal of Hand Surgery, 2013 Feb;38:407-412. PMID 23351913
  • Badalamente M, Coffelt L, Elfar J, Gaston RG, et al:  Measurement Scales in Clinical Research of the Upper Extremity, Part 1:  General Principles, Measures of General Health, Pain, and Patient Satisfaction.  Journal of Hand Surgery, 2013 Feb;38:401-406  PMID 23351912
  • Gaston RG, Kuremsky MA:  Postoperative Infections:  Prevention and Management.  Critical Care Nursing Clinics, North Am. 2012 Jun;24(2):323-44.
  • Larson TB, Gaston RG, Chadderdon RC.  Use of Temporary Screw Augmentation the Treatment of Scapholunate Injuries.  Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity, 2012 Sept;16:135-40.  PMID 22913993 
  • Gaston RG:  Management of Scaphoid Fractures in Professional Football Players.  Hand Clinics, 2012 Aug;28(3):283-4.
  • Gaston RG, Chadderdon RC:  Phalangeal Fractures(in Professional Athletes): displaced/nondisplaced.  Hand Clinics, 2012 Aug;28(3):395-402.   PMID 22883890
  • Gaston RG, Robinson E:  E-Prescribe for Hand Surgeons.  Journal of Hand Surgery, 2012 Apr;37(4):839-40.
  • Puckett BN, Gaston RG, Peljovich AE, Lourie GM, Floyd WE III:  Remodeling Potential of Phalangeal Distal Condylar Malunions in Children.  Journal of Hand Surgery, 2012 Jan;37(1):34-41.
  • Lourie GM, Gaston RG, Peljovich AE, Marshall JJ, Patterson, L:  Anomolous Thenar Musculature Associated with Aberrant Median Nerve Motor Branch Take-off. Duke Orthopedic Journal, 2012 Jan;2(1):18-22.
  • Puckett BP, Gaston RG, Lourie GM.  A Novel Technique for the Treatment of Recurrent Cubital Tunnel Syndrome:  Ulnar Nerve Wrapping with a Tissue Engineered Bioscaffold.  Journal of Hand Surgery, Euro,. 2011 Feb;36(2):130-4.
  • Gaston RG, Cates TB, Devito D, Schmitz M, Schrader T, Busch M, Fabregas J, Rosenberg E, Blanco J:  Medial and Lateral Pin Versus Lateral-Entry Pin Fixation for Type 3 Supracondylar Fractures in Children: A Prospective, Surgeon-Randomized Study.  Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 2010 Dec;30(8):799-806.
  • Gaston RG, Kuremsky MA:  Post-Operative Infections: Prevention and Management.  Hand Clinics, 2010;26(2):265-80.
  • Gaston RG, Lewis DR:   Animal Bites to the Hand.  Current Orthopedic Practice,  2010;21(6):559-563.
  • Gaston RG, Greenberg JA, Hastings H, H Mih A, Baltera RM:  Clinical Outcomes of Four Corner Versus Isolated Capitolunate Fusions.  Journal of Hand Surgery, 2009;34(8):1407-12.
  • Gaston RG, Greenberg JA:  Use of Continuous Marcaine Irrigation in the Management of Suppurative Flexor Tenosynovitis.  Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, 2009;13(4):182-6
  • Gaston RG, Scott CC, Lourie GM:  Isolated Metastatic Lesion of the Trapezium.  American Journal of Orthopedic Surgery, 2008;37(8):E144-E145.
  • Guitton TG, Ring D, Gaston RG* (as part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)).  Variation in Recommendation for Operative Treatment for Peripheral Nerve Pathology.   Journal of Hand Surgery.  In press
  • Gaston RG: Resident Wrist Art in Charlotte.  Journal of Hand Surgery. In press.
  • Isaacs J, Brar R, Wayne J, Rowen J, Gaston RG:  Reattachment of Flexor Digitorum Profundus Avulsion, Biomechanical Performance of Three Techniques. Journal of Hand Surgery.  In press.
  • Hagerman MG, Kinaci A, Ju K, Guitton TG, Mudgal CS, Ring D, Gaston RG* (as part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)): Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:  Assessment of Surgeon and Patient Preferences and Priorities for Decision-Making, Journal of Hand Surgery  2014; Jul 31: pii: S0363-5023(14)00749-7.    PMID  25087865
  • Gettys K, Gaston RG.  Timothy Syndrome:  A Life-Saving Syndactyly Release.   Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. June 2014
  • Colantoni J, Gaston RG, Chadderdon C.  Arthroscopic Wafer for Ulnar Impaction Syndrome.  Arthroscopic Techniques  2014;Feb 3(1): 123–125. PMC 3986578.
  • Kennon JC, Ganey TM, Gaston RG, Ogden JA: Continued Growth After Limited Physeal Bridging.  Journal of  Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2013 Dec;33(8):857-61. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e31829c008b.  PMID 23812151
  • Burns PB, Kim HM, Gaston RG, Haase SC, Hammert WC, Lawton JN, Merrell GA, Nassab PF, Yang LJ, Chung KC. Predictors of Functional Outcomes After Simple Decompression for Ulnar Neuropathy at the Elbow: A Multicenter Study by the SUN study group.  Archives of  Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2013 Nov 16. doi:pii: S0003-9993(13)01132-5. 10.1016/j.apmr.2013.10.028. [Epub ahead of print].  PMID 24252584
  • Capo J, Kuremsky M, Gaston RG.  Fractures of the Lesser Sesamoids: Case Series.  Journal of Hand Surgery.  2013 Oct;38(10):1941-1944. 

National and Regional Presentations

  • Costas B, Coleman S, Kaufman G, James R, Cohen B, Gaston RG.  A Randomized Phase 2A, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Dose-Ranging Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum (CCH) in the Treatment of Dupuytren's Disease Nodules. Abstract-(paper #51): ASSH Annual Meeting; 2016 Oct 1; Austin, TX
  • Gaston RG.  ASSH Annual  Meeting; 2016 Sept 28-Oct 1; Austin, TX

Podium Presentation: 

  • Ulnar-sided Wrist Pain
  • Course Co-Chairman
  • Podium presentation: Trochlea and Capitellar Shear Fracture
  • Podium presentation:  Conducting Research Outside the University Setting
  • Podium Presentation: Ulnar Pinch Plasty
  • Podium presentation:  Open TFCC Repair with DRUJ Instability
  • Podium presentation: Scaphoid AARIF
  • Podium presentation:  Successful Reporting: Presentation and Publication
  • Podium presentation: What is in Hand-e and How to Find it
  • Podium presentation: DRUJ Arthroplasty
  • Moderator and Case Presentations
  • Podium presentation: TFCC repair:  Dorsal Approach, volar/ulnar approach
  • Gaston RG.  E-Poster 151: The Incidence of PTSD and Depression in Adults with Operatively Treated Traumatic Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Gaston RG.  E-Poster 76: Comparison of early outcomes and complications of scaphoid excision and capitolunate arthrodesis with screws versus staples
  • Gaston RG.  Video Theater 8052. Targeted Muscle Reinnervation and Its Role in Acute Management of Above Elbow Amputations
  • Gaston RG.  Video Theater 8046. TFCC All Inside Repair with FasT-Fix
  • Ward AW, Osier LS, Lewis DR, Loeffler BJ, Chadderdon RC, Gaston RG.  Lymphedema Following Elective Hand and Wrist Surgery in Women who are Post Axillary Lymph Node Dissection: A Prospective, Cohort Study.  Abstract-(paper#2):  ASSH Annual Meeting; 2016 Sept 29; Austin, TX
  • Gaston RG.  Greenbrier Research Summit; 2016 June 4; Greenbrier, WV

Podium presentations:

  • Dupuytren’s Disease
  • Nonunion Radius
  • “Pro” Athletes –How They Differ
  • Pediatric Forearm
  • Loeffler BJ, Gaston RG.  A Novel Muscle Transfer for Independent Digital Control with Myoelectric Prostheses. Podium presentation at The First International Symposium on Innovations in Amputation Surgery and Prosthetic Technologies; 2016 May 13; Chicago, IL
  • Gaston RG. TriMed Upper Extremity Cadaver Lab; 2016 Apr 16; Charlotte, NC

Podium presentations:

  • Ulnar Shortening vs. Wafer vs. Other
  • SLAC/SNAC Wrist
  • Gaston RG.  It’s Just Tendonitis: Problems after Trigger and Dequervains Surgery. ASSH Specialty Day; 2016 Mar 5; Orlando, FL
  • Gaston RG.  Return to Play Guidelines for the NFL.  NFL Combines/National Football League Physicians Society Meeting; 2016 Feb 24-27;  Indianapolis, IN
  • Gaston RG. ASSH Electives in Hand Surgery; 2016 Jan 29-30; New Orleans, LA

Faculty & Podium Presentations:

  • Gaston RG, Wertman G, Heisel W:  Upper Extremity Injuries in NASCAR.  NASCAR Summit; 2016 Jan 11; Charlotte, NC
  • Gaston RG. An Algorithmic Approach to Correctly Diagnosing Ulnar-Sided Wrist Pain.   OrthoCarolina Wrist Course: A Focus on Techniques in Wrist Arthroplasty and DRUJ; 2015; Nov 14; Charlotte, NC

Course Chair

  • Resident Review Course ASSH 2016
  • Precourse 4.  Elbow Trauma Reconstruction
  • Precourse. Cinical research
  • Precourse 10. Tendon and Nerve Transfers for Ulnar Neuropathy.
  • ICL15:  DRUJ Instability
  • Precourse 11: Arthroscopy of the Upper Extremity:  Tips and Tricks from the Fingers to Elbow
  • IC34.  Clinical Research 101: A Crash Course for Meaningful Investigation.
  • ICL 35:   Hand-e 2016 - What is New and How to Get the Most From It
  • IC 25.  Salvage of the DRUJ – from Native Tissue to Metal and Plastic, how and what to choose
  • ICR14:  Hand Injuries in the Athlete
  • Post Course 2:  Ulnar Sided Wrist Pain
  • Dupuytren’s Disease
  • Nonunion Radius
  • “Pro” Athletes –How They Differ
  • Pediatric Forearm
  • Ulnar Shortening vs. Wafer vs. Other
  • SLAC/SNAC Wrist
  • Ulnar Impaction – Diagnosis and Treatment
  • An Algorithmic Approach to Surgical Treatment of Ulnar Sided Wrist Pain
  • Flexor Tendon Injuries
  • Extensor Tendon Injury and Repair
  • Gaston RG.  American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2015 Sept 8-12; Seattle, WA
  • Podium presentation:   Failed Cubital Tunnel Decompression-Identifying the Cause(s) with a Treatment Algorithm (PRE03)
  • Podium presentation:  Sensory Nerve Transfers for Median and Ulnar Nerve Function – Peripheral Nerve   Reconstruction. (PRE05)
  • Podium presentation: Ulnar Head Implant Replacement-Constrained (Schecker): Indications, Outcomes, Personal Experience and Surgical Tips (IC10)  
  • Podium presentation: The Difficult DRUJ (PRE10)
  • Podium presentation: Midcarpal Fusion (PRE10)
  • Brannan P, Gaston RG, Lewis D, Loeffler B: “Complications with the Use of BMP-2 in Scaphoid Nonunion Surgery” (Paper #13), American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2015 Sept 11; Seattle, WA
  • Lee S, Kakar S, Gaston RG, Yao J:  “Salvage of the DRUJ – From Native Tissue to Metal and Plastic, How and What to Choose?”  (Abstract #6061), American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2015 Sept 10; Seattle, WA
  • Gaston RG.  Greenbrier Annual Upper Extremity Summit; 2015 June 6; Greenbrier, WV
    • Podium presentation:  What’s New in Wrist Arthroscopy
    • Podium presentation:   Targeted Muscle Re-innervation
    • Podium presentation:  Management of Nonunion Distal Radius
  • Badalamente MA, Hurst LC, Gaston RG, Brown RA, Tursi JP, Smith T: “Prospective Multicenter, Multinational Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Concurrent Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum Injections for Two Dupuytren Contractures in the Same Hand”, International Symposium on Dupuytren’s Disease; 2015 May 22-23; Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Gaston RG.  Duke Review Course; 2015 Apr 17-18; Wilmington, NC
    • Podium presentation:  Congenital Hand
    • Podium presentation:  Use of Memory Staples in Hand Surgery
  • Gaston RG.  Instructional Course:  Headless Screw Fixation of Metacarpal Neck Fractures. Philadelphia Annual Surgery Symposia; 2015 Mar 7-9; Philadelphia, PA
  • Ode G, Loeffler B, Chadderdon R, Haines N, Scannell B, Patt J, Gaston RG.   Knee Arthroscopy simulation Training:  Does it translate to Improved Arthroscopic Proficiency in the Wrist?  Electronic abstract presentation:  Combined Meeting of the American Association of Hand Surgery Annual and British Society for Surgery of the Hand; 2015 Jan 21-24; Paradise Island, Bahamas
  • Hurst L, Gaston RG, Brown R. et al.  Multicenter, Multinational Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Concurrent Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum Injections to Treat Multiple Dupuytren’s Contractures.  Podium presentation:   69th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, September 18-20, 2014.
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, September 18-20, 2014, Instructional Course: Advanced Wrist Arthroscopy: Techniques, Pearls & Case Discussion, 9/18, Instructional Course: Revision Peripheral Nerve Surgery…When and How, 9/18, Moderator / Paper Discusser: Clinical Paper Session #11: Scaphoid / Carpus, 9/20
  • Shores J, Bosse M, Reider L, MacKenzie E, Gaston RG:  Abstract: A Prospective Multi-Center Registry of Peripheral Nerve Injuries Associated with Upper and Lower Extremity Orthopedic Trauma. Podium presentation:   69th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, September 18-20, 2014.
  • Robinson Elliot, Gaston RG:  Surgical Setting and Cost Effectiveness in Trigger Finger Release.  E-Poster presentation: 69th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, September 18-20, 2014
  • Atlanta Medical Center King Hancock Research Day Invited Guest Professor, June 6, 2014.
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand: What Every Hand Surgeon Should Know About the Wrist: Distal Radius, Carpus and Ulnar-sided Wrist Pain Hand, Austin TX, May 3-4, 2014, Podium presentation: Acute & Chronic SL tears, Podium presentation: Distal Radius Dorsal Plating
  • Scannell B, Gaston RG, Frick S, Casey V:  Adolescent Supracondylar Humerus Fractures: Multi-Center Study of Management and Outcomes.  E-Poster presentation: Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting, Hollywood CA, April 30-May 3, 2014
  • Ravinder Brar, MD, John R. Owen, MS, Raymond Melikian, BS, R Glenn Gaston, MD, Jennifer S. Wayne, PhD, Jonathan E. Isaacs, MD.   Flexor Digitorum Profundus Reconstruction: A Cadaveric Comparison of Three Techniques.  Poster presentation:  Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 15-18, 2014
  • Colantoni J, Gaston RG, Patt J:  Multiple Osteochondromatosis of the Hand- A Natural History Study.  Poster presentation and Hand & Wrist Guided Poster Tour: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 11-15, 2014.
  • Gaston RG:  Subluxating ECU Tendon:  Dorsal Transposition.  ASSH/AAHS Specialty Day, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 11-15, 2014
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand Electives in Hand Surgery, New Orleans, LA  February 7-8, 2014, Podium presentation:  PIP Joint Injuries, Podium presentation:  Ulnar Impaction: Diagnosis and Treatment, Podium presentation:  Algorithmic Approach to the Surgical Treatment of Ulnar-sided Wrist Pain, Podium presentation:  Management of Wrist and Forearm Fractures in Athletes
  • Gaston RG: OrthoCarolina: Athletic Injuries of the Elbow, Wrist and Hand.  Podium presentation: Common Bone and Tendon Injuries in the Athletic Hand, January 18, 2014
  • Cadaveric Comparison of Three Reconstructive Techniques.  Electronic poster presentation: American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting, Kauai, Hawaii, January 8-11, 2014.
  • Gaston RG: Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, November 8, 2013 Podium presentation: Arthroscopic Treatment of Ulnar Impaction and Wrist Arthritis
  • Gaston RG: American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 2-5, 2013 Course Faculty.  Management of the Difficult Elbow: Fix It or Replace ItPresented by Biomet, Inc. Labs
  • Gaston RG: American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 2-5, 2013 Master Skills Precourse Lab: Tendon Repair and Reconstruction
  • Gaston RG: American Society for Surgery of the Hand Elite Athlete Course, Chicago IL, May 3-4, 2013 Moderator, Session IV Podium presentations: FDP ruptures; PIP fractures and dislocations
  • Gaston RG: Elite Trauma Symposium, Miami FL, February 8-9, 2013, Lab Course Instructor Podium presentations: Metacarpal & Phalangeal Fractures; Soft Tissue Repair of the Hand and Wrist
  • Gaston RG: Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting. Phoenix, AZ, November 8-10, 2012.  Wrist Symposium podium presentation:  Arthroscopic Resection of the Distal Ulna
  • Gaston RG: American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting Young Members Forum Course Chairman.  Chicago, IL, September 4-8, 2012.
  • Gaston RG: American Society for Surgery of the Hand Masters Techniques in Tendon Repair and Reconstruction Chicago, IL, August 3-4, 2012.  Podium presentation: Restoration of pinch.   Laboratory instructor:  Tendon transfers
  • Gaston, RG:  Unique Injuries to the Athlete’s Hand and Wrist, Oscar Miller Day Symposium, October 15, 2010
  • Gaston RG:  American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, 2010.  Precourse 10: Controversies in Hand Surgery- What Works and What Doesn’t. Podium presentation:  Chronic Scapholunate Dissociation: New Techniques, Boston, MA, October 2010.
  • Gaston RG: American Society for Surgery of the Hand Electives in Hand Surgery Course, New Orleans, LA, 2010.
  • Gaston RG, Lourie GM:  Anomalous Thenar Musculature Associated with Aberrant Median Nerve Motor Branch Takeoff.  Podium presentation:  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, March 2010.
  • Gaston RG, Puckett B, Lourie GM, Peljovich AE, Floyd WE III:  Remodeling Potential of Phalangeal Distal Condylar Malunions in Children.  Podium presentation: American Society for Surgery of the Hand, San Francisco, CA, 2009. Podium presentation:  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, 2010.
  • Gaston RG, Ward A, Krempek J:  Intermediate Term Results of Total Wrist Arthroplasty.  Poster presentation: American Society for Surgery of the Hand, San Francisco, CA, September 2009.
  • Capo J, Kuremsky M, Gaston RG:  Sesamoid fractures of the lesser digits.  Podium presentation:  American Society for Surgery of the Hand Residents and Fellows Conference, San Francisco, CA, September 2009.

Book Chapters / Abstracts

  • Gaston RG. “Scaphoid Nonunion Advanced Collapse: Capitolunate Arthrodesis” Scaphoid Fractures and Nonunions: A Clinical Casebook. Ed. Yao J.  Springer International. 2015. 273-284.
  • Gaston RG, Haines NM.  “Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Fractures and Dislocations in the Athlete” The Athlete’s Hand and Wrist: A Master Skills Publication. Eds. Carlson MC, Goldfarb CA.  Chicago: American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2014. 107-13.
  • Gaston RG. PIP Dislocations and Fracture DislocationsAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand Comprehensive Care of the High Level Athlete: A Master Skills Publication.    In press
  • Gaston RG. Contributing Editor: Yearbook of Hand and Upper Limb Surgery 2014, 2016, 2016.
  • Hurst L, Gaston RG, Brown R. et al.  Abstract: Multicenter, Multinational Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Concurrent Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum Injections to Treat Multiple Dupuytren’s Contractures.  Podium presentation:   69th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, September 18-20, 2014.
  • Gaston RG, Lourie GM:  Wrist & Hand Diagnosis and Decision MakingDeLee, Drez, and Miller’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Fourth Edition.  Saunders, Chapter 71.  Expected release June 2, 2014.
  • Gaston RG, Lourie GM: Thumb Metacarpophalangeal Joint Collateral Ligament Injuries.  American Society for Surgery of the Hand Fractures and Dislocations of the Hand and Fingers.  Seitz W, 2013.pp. 175-187.
  • Gaston RG, Lourie GM, Floyd WE III:  Complications of Intercarpal Fusions.  Ed Slutzky DJ Principles and Practice of Wrist Surgery. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders, pp. 383-388, 2010.
  • Gaston RG, Ogden JA:  The Biologic Effects of Orthopedic Implants on the Growing SkeletonOrthopaedic Implants: Application, Complications, and Management. 2008  First Edition.

Research

Grants:

A Multi-Institutional Prospective Observational Study on Nerve Repair and Reconstruction Associated with Major Extremity Trauma  (METRC)

Principal investigators: Gaston RG, Shores J

2015 Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Project (PRORP) Award Recipient.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

  • "Lymphedema Following Elective Hand and Wrist Surgery in Women who are Post Axillary Lymph Node Dissection; A prospective, randomized, clinical trial"
  • Principal Investigator: R. Glenn Gaston, MD
  • Other Institutions: Indiana Hand Center, and The Hand and Upper Extremity Center of Georgia
  • Purpose: To determine the risks associated with upper hand or wrist surgery, with or without the use a tourniquet, in patients who have previously had a mastectomy. 

On-Going:

  • WRIST Study, NIH Funded prospective, multi-center, randomized study looking at the results of ORIF vs. ex-fix vs. CRPP for distal radius fractures in the elderly.  Lead investigator is Dr. Kevin Chung.  Dr. Glenn Gaston serves as the OrthoCarolina site P.I.

Team

  • Clinical – Heather, CMA     
  • Surgery Scheduler – Barbara     
  • Administrative Assistant/Fellowship Coordinator – Suzette
  • Xiaflex Coordinator – Kristine 704.323.3843 
  • Congenital Hand / Brachial Plexus / Upper Extremity AMPutee Clinic Coordinator – Heather 704.323.3556

PA Team

Affiliations

Fellowship Trained

  • Hand

Clinical Specialties

  • Hand