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Insights on Targeted Muscle Reinnervation

In the latest episode of Hands in Motion, the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) podcast welcomed our very own, Dr. Bryan Loeffler to contribute his expertise in treating patients who have experienced limb loss. Dr. Loeffler shared insights into the revolutionary approach of targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) and the future of orthopedic rehabilitation.

The Hands in Motion Podcast

The Hands in Motion Podcast offers discussions with a variety of guests on treatment trends, case studies in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation, and alternative treatments. The hosts of the podcast are Cara Smith, PT, DPT, CHT, and Stephanie Strouse, OTD, OTR/L, CHT. The podcast aims to educate and inspire patients, physicians, and others on hand and upper extremity topics. 

Dr. Loeffler's Impact Beyond the Clinic

Dr. Loeffler is truly dedicated to helping patients who have lost limbs, and his work extends beyond the hospital. He often goes on medical mission trips to provide vital surgeries to people who don't usually get this kind of care. Dr. Loeffler has received several research grants that help him study clinical issues and explore new ways to heal shoulder injuries. He's written many book sections and articles about arm injuries and joint replacements in the shoulder and elbow.

Understanding Targeted Muscle Reinnervation

Dr. Loeffler focused on the specialty care of TMR, highlighting the intricacy of the procedure. Through TMR, patients can experience significant improvements in pain management and functional outcomes, paving the way for enhanced quality of life post-limb loss.

Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) surgery, a specialty at OrthoCarolina, involves transplanting nerves to reinnervate another muscle. Typically used for traumatic amputees, TMR aids in enhancing prosthetic control through nerve training.

Dr. Bryan Loeffler's expertise sheds light on the groundbreaking potential of TMR in orthopedic rehabilitation. This podcast shows TMR's ability to enhance pain management and prosthetic control, offering new hope and possibilities for individuals facing limb loss.

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