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.
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.
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.
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.