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Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Patient (Video 2)

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

Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Patient

Targeted muscle re-innervation (TMR) is a surgical procedure which involves transferring amputated nerves to activate the remaining muscles in the limb. This has been shown to be an effective way to cure or prevent neuroma pain (sometimes called "phantom" pain). The surgery also allows enhanced control of myoelectric (sometimes called "bionic") prostheses to perform new functions since there are more muscle signals available in the residual limb. For upper extremity amputees, this can mean far greater control of the elbow, wrist, and hand when using a myoelectric prosthesis.

Hand Center

The physicians of the OrthoCarolina Hand Center are orthopedic surgeons who have pursued additional hand and wrist surgery training at the fellowship level in order to provide you with the most up-to-date and comprehensive treatment. In combination with our trained hand therapist and medical staff, they are ready to provide the very best in both surgical and non-surgical evaluation and treatment and have become a center of excellence for the Charlotte area in the treatment of hand problems.

Why research matters: Always improving patient care

Research is important to the physicians of OrthoCarolina. We are never stagnating... we are always driving technology forward. The story, background and importance of the OrthoCarolina Research Institute and Oscar Miller Day.
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.
Research & Presentations

Research & Presentations

Ongoing research for Targeted Muscle Reinnervation and Muscle Transfer for Independent Digit Control
Brachial Plexus Clinic Description and Educational Info

Brachial Plexus Clinic Description and Educational Info

The OrthoCarolina Brachial Plexus team recognizes the importance of treating the entire patient and not just the affected limb.
Learn more about our Hand and Uppper Extremity Amputee Clinic

Learn more about our Hand and Uppper Extremity Amputee Clinic

Individuals who have amputations address a variety of daily challenges that can significantly affect their lives, including general health and wellness, mobility, independence and more.
VIDEO - Surgeons Complete First Prosthetic Hand with Individual Finger Control
‘First in the world’ artificial hand allows individual fingers to move

‘First in the world’ artificial hand allows individual fingers to move

A North Carolina man who lost three fingers in an industrial accident more than a year ago can now move individual fingers on his prosthetic hand thanks to an innovative surgery by two OrthoCarolina hand surgeons.
OrthoCarolina Surgeons Complete First Prosthetic Hand with Individual Finger Control

OrthoCarolina Surgeons Complete First Prosthetic Hand with Individual Finger Control

Dr. Gaston & Dr. Loeffler of OrthoCarolina (from Fox News).

SURGEONS COMPLETE FIRST PROSTHETIC HAND WITH INDIVIDUAL FINGER CONTROL

Surgeons Glenn Gaston, Bryan Loeffler successfully complete cutting-edge procedure on partial hand amputee
Football player beats the odds to get back to his team

Football player beats the odds to get back to his team

Multiple injuries, including ligament tears and foot drop, leave Alec Parsons on the sidelines