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Bryan J. Loeffler, MD

Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Hand, Wrist, & Elbow

In this edition of our Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body from the Inside Out, we look at the causes and treatments of carpal tunnel, trigger finger, tennis/golfer's elbow, & more.

Hand, Wrist & Elbow Anatomy

In this overview, Dr. Bryan Loeffler, MD, of OrthoCarolina Hand Center touches on what to do when you have hand, wrist, or elbow pain and what your next steps might be moving forward when consulting an orthopedic surgeon.

Hand, Wrist & Elbow: Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body From the Inside Out

 In this edition of our Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body from the Inside Out, we look at the causes and treatments of common hand, wrist and elbow ailments that can cause this discomfort.

Our panel of five OrthoCarolina hand, wrist, & elbow specialists partnered with the education experts at Experience Anatomy to explore the ins and outs of hand/wrist/elbow pain, from when to consult an orthopedic specialist to pain injections to surgery recovery. 

Revolutionary Treatment for an Active-duty Army Private

Physicians from OrthoCarolina Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs (part of the OrthoCarolina Hand Center, Charlotte, NC) partnered with the team at the US Army's Regional Health Command - Atlantic to treat this amazing active-duty soldier.

OrthoCarolina Physicians Named 2020 Top Doctors in Charlotte

We're proud to announce 13 OrthoCarolina physicians who received Top Doctor distinctions in Charlotte magazine's annual peer-voted list.

Brachial Plexus and Limb Paralysis Clinic Overview

The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that arise from the spinal cord to and lead to the peripheral nerves that give movement and feeling to the shoulder, arm and hand. Check out our clinic overview.

Hand Surgery Research

Dr. Gart, Dr. Gaston, and Dr. Loeffler talking about the breakthrough research in hand prosthetics.

OrthoCarolina Physicians Win 2019 Top Doctor Honors

OrthoCarolina physicians were honored for their premier patient care receiving Charlotte magazine Top Doctor awards.

OrthoCarolina Hand Surgeons Discover Children, Adults Born without Hand Have Brain Functionality to Control Advanced Prosthetics

Three Charlotte hand surgeons have discovered that people of any age born without a hand already have the functionality needed to control a prosthetic device using only their mind.

Study Reveals Children, Adults Born without Hand Have Brain Functionality to Control Advanced Prosthetics

Three Charlotte hand surgeons have discovered that people of any age born without a hand already have the functionality needed to control a prosthetic device using only their mind.

Targeted Muscle Reinnervation: The Starfish Procedure

Upper Extremity Surgical Amputation Procedure.

Presented by Dr. Bryan Loeffler and Dr. Glenn Gaston of the OrthoCarolina Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs

RCLL Visiting Professor Program

The OrthoCarolina RCLL Visiting Professor Program is designed to allow surgeons an unprecedented opportunity to advance their learning and understanding of advancements in the care of upper extremity amputees.

Upper Extremity Surgical Amputation Procedures: Targeted Muscle Reinervation and Starfish

Please note, this video includes some graphic scenes associated with the teaching process of orthopedic surgery. Thank you.

Medical Breakthroughs at OrthoCarolina

Explore pioneering medical breakthroughs changing our lives and meet the doctors behind them. On the front lines of your health are tales of desperation, determination and human triumph-from a safer way to manage pain after surgery to groundbreaking techniques that make surgery unnecessary.

Current Concepts in Upper-Extremity Amputation

Targeted muscle reinnervation is an evolving technique that improves control of myoelectric prostheses and can prevent or treat symptomatic neuromas.

17 OrthoCarolina Physicians Named Charlotte magazine Top Doctor

Each year, Charlotte magazine releases a list of Top Doctors in Charlotte and we're proud to have 17 OrthoCarolina providers represented as the best in the city.

Losing a Foot to Save a Life

In 2013, Jenn Andrews’ focus was on her first pregnancy and a little self-care, when a pedicure technician felt a small bump on Jenn’s foot. What seemed so trivial that day would become so important later. That bump was a tumor – myxoid sarcoma, a rare and potentially life-threatening form of cancer. Despite an initial attempt at removing the tumor, it eventually came back, and now Jenn faced a daunting choice five years later: She could cure the cancer only by losing her foot.

A Breakthrough in Medical Care: The Starfish Procedure

What is possible if two dedicated doctors come together with an idea to help people who have lost fingers use “their fingers” again? For Eddie Chapman, it means he can tie his shoes. See the full story from WTVI/PBS. Physicians from the Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs, OrthoCarolina

This woman survived a shark attack: ‘He had my whole arm in his mouth’

Just 10 months ago, Tiffany Johnson and her husband were snorkeling in the Bahamas when a shark attack changed her life forever: “He had my whole arm in his mouth.” NBC’s Kerry Sanders joins Megyn Kelly TODAY to tell her tale of survival. Featuring the Physicians from the Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs, OrthoCarolina

Introducing the Starfish Procedure

Novel muscle transfer technique enables patients to have improved control of a myoelectric prosthesis

Mind-controlled prosthetics: the next wave of 'smart arms'

A bionic limb is giving hope, and control, back to shark attack victim Tiffany Johnson. OrthoCarolina Hand Center: Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs feature on CNN International.

Game Changers

Allow us to introduce you to some of the most clever visionaries around town.

‘First in the world’ artificial hand allows individual fingers to move

A North Carolina man who lost three fingers in an industrial accident more than a year ago can now move individual fingers on his prosthetic hand thanks to an innovative surgery by two OrthoCarolina hand surgeons.

OrthoCarolina Doctors Pioneer New Amputee Surgical Technique

OrthoCarolina hand surgeons Glenn Gaston, M.D., and Bryan Loeffler, M.D., pioneer a targeted muscle reinnervation surgical procedure to help amputee patients like shark attack victim Tiffany Johnson.

Doctors Miraculously Give A Shark Attack Victim A New Arm

In this web extra, meet the doctors who are giving her a prosthetic arm so she can return to life and her routines.

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.

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.

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.

Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Patient

Targeted muscle re-innervation (TMR) is a surgical procedure which involves transferring amputated nerves to activate the remaining muscles in the limb. This has been shown to be an effective way to cure or prevent neuroma pain (sometimes called "phantom" pain). The surgery also allows enhanced control of myoelectric (sometimes called "bionic") prostheses to perform new functions since there are more muscle signals available in the residual limb. For upper extremity amputees, this can mean far greater control of the elbow, wrist, and hand when using a myoelectric prosthesis.

Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Patient (Video 2)

Targeted muscle re-innervation (TMR) is a surgical procedure which involves transferring amputated nerves to activate the remaining muscles in the limb.

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

Dr. Bryan Loeffler from OrthoCarolina discussing the revolutionary outcome and amazing future for Tiffany Johnson via her targeted muscle reinnervation surgery.

Research and Presentations

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

Hand Center

The physicians of the OrthoCarolina Hand Center are orthopedic surgeons who have pursued additional hand and wrist surgery training at the fellowship level in order to provide you with the most up-to-date and comprehensive treatment. In combination with our trained hand therapist and medical staff, they are ready to provide the very best in both surgical and non-surgical evaluation and treatment and have become a center of excellence for the Charlotte area in the treatment of hand problems.

Why research matters: Always improving patient care

Research is important to the physicians of OrthoCarolina.

We are never stagnating... we are always driving technology forward.

The story, background and importance of the OrthoCarolina Research Institute and Oscar Miller Day.

Brachial Plexus Clinic Description and Educational

The OrthoCarolina Brachial Plexus team recognizes the importance of treating the entire patient and not just the affected limb.

SURGEONS COMPLETE FIRST PROSTHETIC HAND WITH INDIVIDUAL FINGER CONTROL

Surgeons Glenn Gaston, Bryan Loeffler successfully complete cutting-edge procedure on partial hand amputee

Football player beats the odds to get back to his team

Multiple injuries, including ligament tears and foot drop, leave Alec Parsons on the sidelines

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