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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.  Their educational video on targeted muscle reinnervation was awarded first place for the AAOS video theater.  Each year for the AAOS annual meeting, orthopedic educational videos are prepared and submitted by orthopedic surgeons to educate fellow orthopedic surgeons worldwide. The videos are graded by a panel of AAOS members. Dr. Gaston and Dr. Loeffler’s video was selected as the top educational video in hand and upper extremity surgery for the entire AAOS in 2017.  The title of the video is "Targeted Muscle Reinnervation and Its Role in Acute Management of Above Elbow Amputations".


The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is the largest orthopedic surgery organization in the world and is the premier source of musculoskeletal education for orthopedic surgeons.  


So for someone with 'phantom limb pain', it can be resolved? Fascinating when you consider for example, all of our veterans who can benefit! What about the young man from the Boston Marathon' who lost both legs? A movie "Stronger" about him due out. Is it only for arms or is it possible for legs as well? Good luck & thank you for the many who will benefit!
- Deborah
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