A groundbreaking surgical procedure combined with exciting new technological strides is offering new hope and help for amputees
Following Amy Remer's cancer diagnosis in 2017, her care team was forced to amputate her left arm at the shoulder, and her insurance claim for a specialized prosthetic arm was denied. Amy recently received a donated custom robotic arm through the organization Arms for All, founded by two OrthoCarolina physicians.
Physicians from OrthoCarolina Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs (part of the OrthoCarolina Hand Center, Charlotte, NC) partnered with the team at the US Army's Regional Health Command - Atlantic to treat this amazing active-duty soldier.
Dr. Gart, Dr. Gaston, and Dr. Loeffler talking about the breakthrough research in hand prosthetics.
OrthoCarolina Hand Surgeons Discover Children, Adults Born without Hand Have Brain Functionality to Control Advanced Prosthetics
Three Charlotte hand surgeons have discovered that people of any age born without a hand already have the functionality needed to control a prosthetic device using only their mind.
Upper Extremity Surgical Amputation Procedure.
Presented by Dr. Bryan Loeffler and Dr. Glenn Gaston of the OrthoCarolina Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs
The OrthoCarolina RCLL Visiting Professor Program is designed to allow surgeons an unprecedented opportunity to advance their learning and understanding of advancements in the care of upper extremity amputees.
Please note, this video includes some graphic scenes associated with the teaching process of orthopedic surgery. Thank you.
Targeted muscle reinnervation is an evolving technique that improves control of myoelectric prostheses and can prevent or treat symptomatic neuromas.
What is possible if two dedicated doctors come together with an idea to help people who have lost fingers use “their fingers” again? For Eddie Chapman, it means he can tie his shoes. See the full story from WTVI/PBS. Physicians from the Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs, OrthoCarolina
Just 10 months ago, Tiffany Johnson and her husband were snorkeling in the Bahamas when a shark attack changed her life forever: “He had my whole arm in his mouth.” NBC’s Kerry Sanders joins Megyn Kelly TODAY to tell her tale of survival. Featuring the Physicians from the Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs, OrthoCarolina
Novel muscle transfer technique enables patients to have improved control of a myoelectric prosthesis
A bionic limb is giving hope, and control, back to shark attack victim Tiffany Johnson. OrthoCarolina Hand Center: Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs feature on CNN International.
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 hand surgeons Glenn Gaston, M.D., and Bryan Loeffler, M.D., pioneer a targeted muscle reinnervation surgical procedure to help amputee patients like shark attack victim Tiffany Johnson.
In this web extra, meet the doctors who are giving her a prosthetic arm so she can return to life and her routines.
Gaston and Loeffler honored by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) for their research
Dr. Glenn Gaston and Dr. Bryan Loeffler were recently honored by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) for their research on advancements in upper extremity amputee care at the 2017 AAOS Meeting in San Diego, CA.
Good Day Charlotte's Jason Harper and Page Fehling talk with Dr. Gaston and Dr. Loeffler about saving the life of a local shark bite victim.
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.
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.
Targeted muscle re-innervation (TMR) is a surgical procedure which involves transferring amputated nerves to activate the remaining muscles in the limb.
Friday will mark three weeks since Tiffany Johnson lost her arm in a terrifying shark attack in the Bahamas.
Dr. Bryan Loeffler from OrthoCarolina discussing the revolutionary outcome and amazing future for Tiffany Johnson via her targeted muscle reinnervation surgery.
Ongoing research for Targeted Muscle Reinnervation and Muscle Transfer for Independent Digit Control
In an effort to improve the quality of care available in their community, these doctors are making Charlotte a leader in medical research, training, and education