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Gaston and Loeffler honored by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) for their research

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.
Doctors Save Shark Bite Victim

Doctors Save Shark Bite Victim

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.
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.

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.
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.

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.
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

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.
NASCAR: Spike in Hip, Wrist Injuries

NASCAR: Spike in Hip, Wrist Injuries

Femoral acetabular impingement and hook of hamate injuries are on the rise in NASCAR pit crews according to new research presented at the 2017 NASCAR Summit in Concord, North Carolina, on January 10, 2017.
Hook of hamate injuries becoming more prevalent among NASCAR pit crews

Hook of hamate injuries becoming more prevalent among NASCAR pit crews

An epidemiological study of 118 upper extremity injuries in NASCAR pit crews tracked over a 10 year period shows a surge in hook of hamate (a bone in the palm on the small finger side of the wrist) hand injuries in particular among changers and carriers.

Femoral acetabular impingement, hook of hamate injuries on rise in NASCAR pit crews

Research study findings presented by Drs. Glenn Gaston, Walter Beaver at NASCAR Summit
Femoral Acetabular Impingement in Rear Changers

Femoral Acetabular Impingement in Rear Changers

Femoral acetabular impingement injuries have increased among rear tire changers, according to research done by OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee surgeon Dr. Walter Beaver, who also serves as head team physician for Hendrick Motorsports, and Bill Heisel, director of the OrthoCarolina Motorsports program.
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 Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs

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
Congential Hand Clinic Description and Education Info

Congential Hand Clinic Description and Education Info

We use a multidisciplinary approach in caring for congenital differences that affect the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, upper arm and shoulder
Congenital Hand Clinic at the OrthoCarolina Hand Center

Congenital Hand Clinic at the OrthoCarolina Hand Center

1915 Randolph Road, 2nd Floor, Charlotte, NC 28207
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
Epidemiological Study Tracks Upper Extremity Injury Trends  in NASCAR Drivers and Pit Crew

Epidemiological Study Tracks Upper Extremity Injury Trends in NASCAR Drivers and Pit Crew

Any sport will cause wear and tear on the bodies of athletes over time, but for a NASCAR pit crew, roles on the team can play a big role in the type of injuries they face.

Epidemiological Study Tracks Upper Extremity Injury Trends in NASCAR Drivers and Pit Crew

Hand Surgeon Glenn Gaston; PA William Heisel perform investigation to examine musculoskeletal forces on bodies of motorsports athletes
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
Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

THE "BIONIC” WOMAN REFUSES TO LET ARTHRITIS SLOW HER DOWN
NASCAR Medicine

NASCAR Medicine

In the Fast Lane with PA Bill Heisel
Top Achievements in Charlotte Medicine 2015 - Glenn Gaston

Top Achievements in Charlotte Medicine 2015 - Glenn Gaston

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
Treating Position-Specific Injuries in NASCAR: Upper Extremities

Treating Position-Specific Injuries in NASCAR: Upper Extremities

Fast fact: As of 2013 there were 3,000 published injury studies on football, 1,000 each on baseball and basketball, 140 on bowling, 43 on arm-wrestling and 7 on tug-of-war. NASCAR injury studies? There were 3.

High Five: OrthoCarolina and the Mint Museum Open My Hand Can Exhibit

Special art show displays works by Hand Center patients
Research Update:  Mastectomy and Upper Body Extremities

Research Update: Mastectomy and Upper Body Extremities

Mastectomy is a common treatment for women with breast cancer. Some patients that need a mastectomy also have to have other lymph node tissue removed from the axillary (armpit) region on the same side that the breast tissue was removed from.
See Kristan Run

See Kristan Run

Kristan Seaford miraculously survived severe complications from the flu, but the loss of blood flow during treatment resulted in the amputation of both hands, her left lower leg and a portion of her right foot...
New treatments for Dupytren’s contracture

New treatments for Dupytren’s contracture

One in ten Americans will have Dupytren’s contracture, so many of us will have a friend or family member affected by it.