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Learn more about our Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs

Individuals who have amputations address a variety of daily challenges that can significantly affect their lives, including general health and wellness, mobility, independence and more.

January 18, 2018

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.

September 22, 2017

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.

September 19, 2017

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.
July 31, 2017

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.
June 29, 2017

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.
June 24, 2017

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.
June 22, 2017

Game Changers

Allow us to introduce you to some of the most clever visionaries around town.
June 19, 2017

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.
June 16, 2017

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.

June 10, 2017

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.

June 09, 2017

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.
June 09, 2017

Research & Presentations

Ongoing research for Targeted Muscle Reinnervation and Muscle Transfer for Independent Digit Control
May 19, 2017

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.

February 19, 2017

NASCAR: Spike in Hip, Wrist Injuries

Femoral acetabular impingement and hook of hamate injuries are on the rise in NASCAR pit crews according to new research presented at the 2017 NASCAR Summit in Concord, North Carolina, on January 10, 2017.
February 01, 2017

Hook of hamate injuries becoming more prevalent among NASCAR pit crews

An epidemiological study of 118 upper extremity injuries in NASCAR pit crews tracked over a 10 year period shows a surge in hook of hamate (a bone in the palm on the small finger side of the wrist) hand injuries in particular among changers and carriers.
January 31, 2017

Femoral acetabular impingement, hook of hamate injuries on rise in NASCAR pit crews

Research study findings presented by Drs. Glenn Gaston, Walter Beaver at NASCAR Summit
January 23, 2017

Femoral Acetabular Impingement in Rear Changers

Femoral acetabular impingement injuries have increased among rear tire changers, according to research done by OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee surgeon Dr. Walter Beaver, who also serves as head team physician for Hendrick Motorsports, and Bill Heisel, director of the OrthoCarolina Motorsports program.
January 22, 2017

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.

December 12, 2016

Brachial Plexus Clinic Description and Educational Info

The OrthoCarolina Brachial Plexus team recognizes the importance of treating the entire patient and not just the affected limb.
September 25, 2016

Congential Hand Clinic Description and Education Info

We use a multidisciplinary approach in caring for congenital differences that affect the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, upper arm and shoulder
August 28, 2016

Congenital Hand Clinic at the OrthoCarolina Hand Center

1915 Randolph Road, 2nd Floor, Charlotte, NC 28207
August 27, 2016

‘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.
June 12, 2016

SURGEONS COMPLETE FIRST PROSTHETIC HAND WITH INDIVIDUAL FINGER CONTROL

Surgeons Glenn Gaston, Bryan Loeffler successfully complete cutting-edge procedure on partial hand amputee
May 31, 2016

Epidemiological Study Tracks Upper Extremity Injury Trends in NASCAR Drivers and Pit Crew

Any sport will cause wear and tear on the bodies of athletes over time, but for a NASCAR pit crew, roles on the team can play a big role in the type of injuries they face.
May 12, 2016

Epidemiological Study Tracks Upper Extremity Injury Trends in NASCAR Drivers and Pit Crew

Hand Surgeon Glenn Gaston; PA William Heisel perform investigation to examine musculoskeletal forces on bodies of motorsports athletes
May 10, 2016

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

March 18, 2016

Top Achievements in Charlotte Medicine 2015 - Glenn Gaston

In an effort to improve the quality of care available in their community, these doctors are making Charlotte a leader in medical research, training, and education
June 30, 2015

High Five: OrthoCarolina and the Mint Museum Open My Hand Can Exhibit

Special art show displays works by Hand Center patients
August 29, 2014

Research Update: Mastectomy and Upper Body Extremities

Mastectomy is a common treatment for women with breast cancer. Some patients that need a mastectomy also have to have other lymph node tissue removed from the axillary (armpit) region on the same side that the breast tissue was removed from.

May 27, 2014

See Kristan Run

Kristan Seaford miraculously survived severe complications from the flu, but the loss of blood flow during treatment resulted in the amputation of both hands, her left lower leg and a portion of her right foot...

May 26, 2014

New treatments for Dupytren’s contracture

One in ten Americans will have Dupytren’s contracture, so many of us will have a friend or family member affected by it.

February 10, 2014