What’s the Latest Treatment for Rotator Cuff Injuries?

What’s the Latest Treatment for Rotator Cuff Injuries?

Rotator cuff tendon tears affect more than four million people annually in the U.S. and are the most common source of shoulder pain and disability. Dr. Patrick Connor of the OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine Center, team physician to the Carolina Panthers, is pioneering the use of a breakthrough technology designed as a new option for millions of people suffering from rotator cuff tendon tears in the shoulder joint.
Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) & cancer can share similar traits

Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) & cancer can share similar traits

Research report by Dr. Bryan Springer of the OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center looks at how the two diseases are similar in terms of biology, mortality, financial impact.
Education as a competitive weapon

Education as a competitive weapon

For 25 years I’ve been a medical technology analyst and for the first time I was walking into a revered, even sacred space for hands-on surgical training to learn, along with a dozen experienced large joint surgeons, surgery.
Bursitis: What Roofers, Plumbers, and Football Players Need to Know

Bursitis: What Roofers, Plumbers, and Football Players Need to Know

For centuries, people with physically demanding occupations have been known to be prone to developing large, swollen knees and elbows, especially after a serious bump or bruise. Originally dubbed “miner’s elbow” and “handmaid’s knee”, these conditions are now known to be varieties of bursitis, the inflammation of a bursa, a fluid-filled sac that limits friction between the skin and a joint such as the knee or elbow.
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.
What You Should Know About MRI

What You Should Know About MRI

X-rays are standard when it comes to photographic images of the human body, but many people are less familiar with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
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.
With Your Help, We’re Improving Your Outcomes After Surgery

With Your Help, We’re Improving Your Outcomes After Surgery

Quality improvement is a big deal to us at OrthoCarolina. In fact, we have a team that works only on care improvement programs and maintaining quality and coordinated care.
Dr. Jason Norcross on First Talk Business Brief

Dr. Jason Norcross on First Talk Business Brief

Dr. Norcross discussing joint replacement and orthopedics with Hal Row on WHKY Radio.
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.
Ten Facts to Know About Scoliosis

Ten Facts to Know About Scoliosis

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month. Scoliosis, an Ancient Greek term for “bending,” affects 2 percent of the population. To learn more about the condition, Dr. Todd Chapman broke down some of the basics that you may not already know. .
Acupuncture for Kids? Yes!

Acupuncture for Kids? Yes!

By Dr. Alison Warren and South Charlotte Macaroni Kid
Ask the Physical Therapist

Ask the Physical Therapist

"I have a desk job and sit at a computer most of the day. I also have a daughter who doesn't ever seem to stop looking at her iPhone and it seems like her neck is always craned forward. I know we both need to work on posture. What would you recommend?"
Research & Presentations

Research & Presentations

Ongoing research for Targeted Muscle Reinnervation and Muscle Transfer for Independent Digit Control