Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN, brought his international Vital Signs show to the OrthoCarolina Hand Center to see some of the most revolutionary amputee upper extremity surgeries in the world.
A technique that reassigns nerve endings is giving hope and control back to amputees. Drs. Glenn Gaston and Bryan Loeffler are one of just a few surgeons worldwide pioneering a state-of-the-art surgical procedure for amputees enabling the nervous system to communicate with artificial limbs. Meet patient Tiffany Johnson who lost her arm to a shark, and find out how through Targeted Muscle Innervation the doctors have literally rewired her nerves into alternative muscle sites: