R. Glenn Gaston, MD 704.323.2426

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Dr. Gaston is the best hand surgeon I have ever met. I have arthritis in both hands. Dr. Gaston did.surgery, on one hand, several years ago and I will go back to him when I am ready to have the other one repaired. I have consulted with at least 3 other hand specialist over the years.- Paula O.

Fellowship Trained

  • Hand

Clinical Specialties

  • Hand
 

Locations

Education

  • University of Georgia -- Bachelor of Science
  • University of Tennessee at Memphis -- Doctor of Medicine
  • Atlanta Medical Center -- Internship
  • Atlanta Medical Center -- Residency
  • The Indiana Hand Center -- Fellowship, Hand & Upper Extremity
 

Bio

  • Hand Fellowship Director - OrthoCarolina Hand Center
  • Chief of Hand Surgery -- Carolinas Medical Center Orthopedic Residency
  • NFL Hand/Wrist/Elbow Subcommittee
  • Carolina Panthers -- Hand Consultant
  • Charlotte Hornets -- Hand Consultant
  • Joe Gibbs Racing Team -- Hand Consultant
  • Hendrick Motor Sports -- Hand Consultant
  • Stewart-Hass Racing -- Hand Consultant
  • AO North American Hand Faculty
  • NFL Physicians Society
  • American Association for Hand Surgery Program Committee (First Assistant Chair 2018)
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Hand-e Editorial Board Section Editor
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand Clinical Research and Grantsmanship Committee
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand Clinical Trials and Outcomes Committee
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand Young Leaders Program
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand Young Members Steering Committee, Chairman 2012
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand Resident Education Committee
  • Chairman, Oscar Miller Day
  • Research Advisory Committee, OrthoCarolina Research Institute
 

Practice

  • Specializes in Hand, Wrist and Elbow surgery
  • Dr. Gaston is heavily involved in upper extremity research and has received numerous honors, including awards from American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He lectures regularly at both regional and national upper extremity conferences.

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Fellow of the American Orthopaedic Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • AO Trauma
  • Pediatric Hand Study Group
  • American Association for Hand Surgery
  • American Society for Peripheral Nerve
  • Elite Athlete Hand and Wrist Study Group
  • Southeastern Hand Club
  • North Carolina Orthopaedic Association
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Michael Hoke Society
  • Indianapolis Hand Society
  • Mecklenburg County Medical Society
 

Awards

  • Named a 2018 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
  • Orthopedic Surgeons to Know (Becker’s Orthopedic Review), June 2017
  • Named one of the Top 45 Hand Surgeons in the US, by Becker's Orthopedic
  • Received a 2015 Top Achievement by Charlotte Magazine
  • Named Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine -- 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • OrthoCarolina Physician of the Year -- 2012
  • Faculty Teacher Award -- Carolinas Medical Center 2009, 2010 & 2014
  • AAOS Best Instructional Video -- 2017
 

Research

Publications

  • McKnight RR, Gaston RG, Lee SK.  “Biomechanical Properties of Nitinol Staples:  Effects of Troughing, Effective Leg Length, and Two-Staple Constructs.”  Journal of Hand Surgery.  In press
  • Le M, Lourie G, Gaston R.   “Relationship of Surgically Repaired Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury of the Thumb to the Morphology of the Metacarpophalangeal Joint of the Thumb.”  Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume). 2018 Feb;43(2):214-215
  • Barber J, Gaston RG, Loeffler BJ, Lourie GM.  “Excision of Incomplete Hook of the Hamate Fractures.”  Orthopedics (ORTHO-2018-144R1) 
  • Ford SE, Andersen JS, Macknet DM, Connor PM, Loeffler BJ, Gaston RG.  “Major Complications After Distal Biceps Tendon Repairs:  Retrospective Cohort Analysis of 970 Cases.”  Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2018 27, 1898-1906
  • Bracy J, Loeffler BJ, Gaston RG, Tait M.  “A Novel Muscle Transfer for Independent Digital Control of Myoelectric Prosthesis:  The Starfish Procedure.”   Journal of Hand Surgery  2018 Jun 13
  • Pierrie S, Gaston RG, Loeffler BJCurrent Concepts in Upper Extremity Amputations.  Journal of Hand Surgery 2018 Jun 2
  • Ode G, Loeffler BJ, Chadderdon RC, Haines N, Scannell B, Patt J, Gaston RG.  “Wrist Arthroscopy: Can We Gain Proficiency through Knee Arthroscopy Simulation?”  Journal of Surgical Education.  2018 May 2
  • Gaston RG. “Carpometacarpal Arthroplasty Yields Low Revision Rates in Patients Younger than 50 Years.”  Abtstract.  Orthopedics Today.  2018 April
  • Gaston RG, Loeffler BJ:  “Introducing the Starfish Procedure.”  AAOS Now.  2018 Mar
  • Bean B, Cook S, Loeffler BJ, Gaston RG.  “High-Pressure Water Injection Injuries to the Hand May Not Be Trivial.”  Orthopedics.  2018 Jan 25:1-7
  • Bell P, Scannell BP, Loeffler BJ, Brighton BK, Gaston RG, Casey V, Peters ME, Frick S, Cannada L, Vanderhave KL.  “Adolescent Distal Humerus Fractures:  ORIF Versus CRPP.”  J Pediatr Orthop 2017 Dec;37(8):511-520
  • Tait MA, Bracey JW, Loeffler BJ, Gaston RG. (Published Abstract)  “Targeted Muscle Reinnervation and its Role in Acute Management of Above-Elbow Amputations.”  JAAOS 2017 Sept;25(9)
  • Costas B, Coleman S, Kaufman G, James R, Cohen B, Gaston R.  “Efficacy and Safety of Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum for Dupuytren Disease Nodules:  A Randomized Controlled Trial.”  BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:374
  • Kuremsky M, Habet N, Peindl R, Gaston RG. “Proximity of the Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex to Key Surrounding Structures and Safety Assessment of an Arthroscopic Repair Technique: A Cadaveric Study.” Arthroscopy 2016 Dec;32(12):2490-2494. 
  • Tait MA, Bracey JW, Gaston RG. “Acute Scaphoid Fractures: A Critical Analysis Review.”   JBJS Reviews  2016 Sep 20;4(9)pii 01874474-201609000000004. 
  • Chadderdon RC, Gaston RG. “Low Median Nerve Transfer.” Hand Clinics 2016 Aug;32(3):349-359.
  • Cook S, Gaston RG, Lourie GM.  “Ulnar Nerve Tendon Transfers for Pinch.”  Hand Clinics 2016 Aug;32(3):365-376. 
  • Gaston RG. “An Update on Upper Extremity Tendon Transfers.” Hand Clinics 2016 Aug;32(3):xiii. 
  • Gaston RG.  “Study: Upper Extremity Injuries in NASCAR are Position-Specific.”  Orthopedics Today July 2016
  • Gaston RG.  In reply: “Prospective Multicenter, Multinational Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Concurrent Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum Injections for Two Dupuytren Contractures in the Same Hand.” Journal of Hand Surgery  2016; 41(6):e157-158. 
  • Brannan PS, Gaston RG, Lewis DR, Loeffler BL. “Complications with the Use of BMP-2 in Scaphoid Nonunion Surgery.”  Journal of Hand Surgery 2016 May;41(5):602-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2016.01.013. Epub 2016 Mar 22. 
  • Bell P, Scannell BP, Loeffler BJ, Brighton BK, Gaston RG, Casey V, Peters ME, Frick S, Cannada L, Vanderhave KL.  “Adolescent Humerus Fractures: ORIF versus CRPP.” Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics.  J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Dec 17. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Gaston RG, Larsen SE, Pess GM, Coleman S, Dean B, Cohen B, Kaufman GJ, Tursi JP, Hurst, LC.  “Prospective Multicenter, Multinational Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Concurrent Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum Injections for Two Dupuytren Contractures in the Same Hand.”Journal of Hand Surgery 2015;40(10):1963–1971. 
  • Woodside J, Ganey T, Gaston RG. “Multiple Osteochondroma of the Hand: Initial and Long Term Follow-up Study.”Hand  2015 Jun;10(4):616-620.   
  • Gaston RG, Chadderdon RC.  “Management of Complications of Wrist Fractures.”  Hand Clinics 2015 May 31:193-203.
  • Gaston, RG. “Hand Made:  Charlotte Wrist Art.”  Journal of Hand Surgery 2014 Oct;39(10):2059
  • Isaacs J, Brar R, Wayne J, Rowen J, Gaston RG.  “Reattachment of Flexor Digitorum Profundus Avulsion, Biomechanical Performance of Three Techniques.” Journal of Hand Surgery 2014 Nov;39(11):2214-9
  • Gaston RG, Loeffler, BJ.  “Sports-Specific Injuries of the Hand and Wrist.”  Clinics in Sports Medicine  2014. 10.1016/j.csm.2014.09/003
  • Tosti R, Ilyas AM, Mellema JJ, Guitton TG, Ring D, Gaston RG* (as part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)).  “Interobserver Variability in the Treatment of Little Finger Metacarpal Neck Fractures.”   Journal of Hand Surgery   2014 Sept;39(9):1722-27
  • Shores JT, Gaston RG, Reider L, Bosse MJ, METRC Investigators. “A Prospective Multicenter Registry of Peripheral Nerve Injuries Associated with Upper and Lower Extremity Orthopedic Trauma.” (Abstract)  Journal of Hand Surgery September 2014;39(9):e53-e54
  • Gaston RG.  “Hands, Wrists and Elbow.”  Outpatient Surgery Magazine, August 2014
  • Hagerman MG, Kinaci A, Ju K, Guitton TG, Mudgal CS, Ring D, Gaston RG* (as part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)).  “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:  Assessment of Surgeon and Patient Preferences and Priorities for Decision-Making.” Journal of Hand Surgery 2014; Jul 31: pii: S0363-5023(14)00749-7.   
  • Gettys K, Gaston RG.  “Timothy Syndrome:  A Life-Saving Syndactyly Association.”   Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery-Case Connect 2014 Jun 25; 4(2):e48
  • Colantoni J, Gaston RG, Chadderdon C.  “Arthroscopic Wafer for Ulnar Impaction Syndrome.”  Arthroscopic Techniques  2014;Feb 3(1):123–25.
  • Kennon JC, Ganey TM, Gaston RG, Ogden JA.“Continued Growth After Limited Physeal Bridging.”  Journal of  Pediatric Orthopaedics  2013 Dec;33(8):857-61. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e31829c008b. 
  • Burns PB, Kim HM, Gaston RG, Haase SC, Hammert WC, Lawton JN, Merrell GA, Nassab PF, Yang LJ, Chung KC. “Predictors of Functional Outcomes After Simple Decompression for Ulnar Neuropathy at the Elbow: A Multicenter Study by the SUN Study Group.”  Archives of  Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 2013 Nov 16. doi:pii: S0003-9993(13)01132-5. 10.1016/j.apmr.2013.10.028. [Epub ahead of print]. 
  • Capo J, Kuremsky M, Gaston RG.  “Fractures of the Lesser Sesamoids: Case Series.”  Journal of Hand Surgery  2013 Oct;38(10):1941-44
  • Song JW, Waljee JF, Burns PB, Chung KC, Gaston RG, Haase SC, Hammert WC, Lawton JN, Merrell GA, Nassab PF, Yang LJ; SUN Study Group; “An Outcome Study for Ulnar Neuropathy at the Elbow: A Multicenter Study by the SUN Study Group.” Neurosurgery 2013 Jun;72(6):971-82.   
  • Gaston RG (PI),*Wrist and Radius Injury Surgery Trial (WRIST) Study Group. “Reflections One Year into the 21 Center NIH-funded WRIST Study. A Primer on Conducting a Multicenter Clinical Trial.” Journal of Hand Surgery 2013 Jun;38:1194-1201
  • Guitton TG, Ring D, Gaston RG* (as part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)).  “Variation in Recommendation for Surgical Treatment for Compressive Neuropathy.”   Journal of Hand Surgery 2013 May;38(5):856-62.  Epub 2013 Apr 3.
  • Malay S, Chung KC, *Gaston RG et al. “The Minimal Clinically Important Difference After Simple Decompression for Ulnar Neuropathy at the Elbow.” Journal of Hand Surgery 2013 Apr;38(4):652-59 *denote SUN Study Group
  • Giladi AM, Gaston RG, Haase SC, Hammert WC, Lawton JN, Merrell GA, Nassab PF, Song JW, Yang LJ, Chung KC. “For the Surgery of the Ulnar Nerve Study Group.Trend of Recovery after Simple Decompression for Treatment of Ulnar Neuropathy at the Elbow.” Plastic Reconstructive Surgery 2013 Apr;131(4):563e-73e. 
  • Badalamente M, Coffelt L, Elfar J, Gaston G, et al.  ”Measurement Scales in Clinical Research of the Upper Extremity, Part 1:  General Principles, Measures of General Health, Pain, and Patient Satisfaction.”  Journal of Hand Surgery 2013 Feb;38(2):401-6. 
  • Badalamente M, Coffelt L, Elfar J, Gaston G, et al. ”Measurement Scales in Clinical Research of the Upper Extremity, Part 2: Outcome Measures in Studies of the Hand/Wrist and Shoulder/Elbow.”  Journal of Hand Surgery 2013 Feb;38(2):407-12.  
  • Gaston RG, Chadderdon RC. “Phalangeal Fractures: Displaced/Nondisplaced in Professional Athletes.” Hand Clinics, 2012 Aug;28(3):395-401. 
  • Gaston RG.  “Scaphoid Fractures in Professional Football Players.”  Hand Clinics 2012 Aug;28(3):283-4. 
  • Frimenko RE, Lievers W, Coughlin MJ, Gaston RG. “Football Commentary: Phalangeal Fractures-Displaced/Nondisplaced.”  Hand Clinics 2012 Aug;28(3):407-8.  
  • Gaston RG, Kuremsky MA.  “Postoperative Infections:  Prevention and Management.”  Critical Care Nursing Clinics, North Am. 2012 Jun;24(2):323-44. 
  • Gaston RG, Robinson E. “E-Prescribe for Hand Surgeons.”  Journal of Hand Surgery 2012 Apr;37(4):839-40; quiz 841. 
  • Puckett BN, Gaston RG, Peljovich AE, Lourie GM, Floyd WE III.  “Remodeling Potential of Phalangeal Distal Condylar Malunions in Children.”  Journal of Hand Surgery 2012 Jan;37(1):34-41.
  • Lourie GM, Gaston RG, Peljovich AE, Marshall JJ, Patterson, L.  “Anomolous Thenar Musculature Associated with Aberrant Median Nerve Motor Branch Take-off.” Duke Orthopedic Journal  2012 Jan;2 (1):18-22
  • Gaston RG.  “Anterior Subcutaneous Transposition of the Ulnar Nerve with Fascial Flap and Complete Excision of the Medial Intermuscular Septum in Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: A Prospective Patient Cohort.”  (Abstract)  Yearbook of Hand and Upper Limb Surgery.  Elsevier Mosby, 2012. 138-39
  • Puckett BP, Gaston RG, Lourie GM.  “A Novel Technique for the Treatment of Recurrent Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: Ulnar Nerve Wrapping with a Tissue Engineered Bioscaffold.” Journal of Hand Surgery Eur, 2011 Feb;36(2):130-4. 
  • Gaston RG, Cates TB, Devito D, Schmitz M, Schrader T, Busch M, Fabregas J, Rosenberg E, Blanco J.  ”Medial and Lateral Pin Versus Lateral-Entry Pin Fixation for Type 3 Supracondylar Fractures in Children: A Prospective, Surgeon-Randomized Study.”  Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 2010 Dec;30(8):799-806
  • Gaston RG, Kuremsky MA.  “Post-Operative Infections: Prevention and Management.”  Hand Clinics 2010;26(2):265-80.
  • Loeffler BJ, Gaston RG.  “Aromatase Inhibitors and their Side Effects: What Hand Surgeons Should Know.” Journal of Hand Surgery 2010;35(7):1206-08. 
  • Gaston RG, Lewis D. “Animal Bites to the Hand.”  Current Orthopedic Practice  2010;21(6):559-63
  • Gaston RG, Greenberg JA. “Use of Continuous Marcaine Irrigation in the Management of Suppurative Flexor Tenosynovitis.”  Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery 2009;13(4):182-6. 
  • Gaston RG, Greenberg JA, Hastings H, H Mih A, Baltera RM.  “Clinical Outcomes Scaphoid and Triquetral Excision with Capitolunate Arthrodesis versus Scaphoid Excision and Four Corner Arthrodesis.”  Journal of Hand Surgery 2009;34(8):1407-12. 
  • Gaston RG, Scott CC, Lourie GM. “Isolated Metastatic Lesion of the Trapezium.”  American Journal of Orthopedic Surgery 2008;37(8):144e-45e
  • Gaston RG, Swick MJ, Floyd WE III, Lourie GM.  “Pisotriquetral Dysfunction Following Wrist and Interacarpal Arthrodesis.”  Journal of  Hand Surgery  Nov 2007; 32(9):1348-55
  • Winn JW, Gaston RG, Peljovich AE, Lourie GM. “Distal Condylar Phalangeal Malunions in Children: Long Term Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes.”  King Hancock Journal  2007
  • Gaston RG, Peljovich AE, Lourie GM. “Radial Collateral Ligament Injuries to the Index Finger Metacarpophalyngeal Joint.”  Journal of Hand Surgery Oct 2006; 31(8):1355-61 
  • Lourie GM, Gaston RG, Freeland AE.  “Metacarpophalangeal Joint Collateral Ligament Injuries.”  Hand Clinics August 2006;22(3):357-64
  • Gaston RG, Lourie GM, Koob TJ. “A New Biomaterial; A Prosthesis for Thumb Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction.” King Hancock Journal 2006
  • Gaston RG.  “Volar Ulnar Wrist Pain.”   American Society for Surgery of the Hand Newsletter  March 2005
  • Gaston RG, Swick MJ, Floyd WE III, Lourie GM.  “Pisotriquetral Dysfunction Following Wrist and Interacarpal Arthrodesis.”  King Hancock Journal  2005
  • Gaston G, Ogden JA. “Candida glabrata Periprosthetic Infections.” Journal of Arthroplasty 2004, Vol 19(7) 927-30
  • Gaston RG, Ganey T, Ogden JA. “Facet Independence in the Posterior Vertebral Column.”  International Research Society for Spinal Deformities 2004, 39-42
  • Gaston RG, Peljovich AE, Lourie GM. “Radial Collateral Ligament Injuries to the Index Finger Metacarpophalyngeal Joint.” King Hancock Journal 2004
  • Gaston RG, Cross L.  “Use of the Taylor Spatial Frame in the Management of a Chronic Knee Dislocation: A Case Report.”  King Hancock Journal 2003
  • Wertman GV, Gaston RG, Heisel WD.  “Upper Extremity Injuries in NASCAR Drivers and Pit Crew: An Epidemiological Study.”  The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 4(2), 2325967116629427 DOI: 10.1177/2325967116629427. February 2016

BOOK CHAPTERS 

  • Gaston RG, Case AL, Abzug JM.  FDS Transfer for FPL Rupture.  Hand Surgery: Tricks of the Trade. Pending publication
  • Gaston RG. Upper Extremity Prosthetics and Reconstruction.  The American Society for Surgery of the Hand Textbook of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, 2nd Edition.   Pending publication
  • Gaston RG. Scaphoid Nonunion Advanced Collapse: Capitolunate Arthrodesis.   Scaphoid Fractures and Nonunions: A Clinical Casebook. Ed. Yao J.  Springer International. 2015. 273-284
  • Gaston RG. Contributing Editor: Yearbook of Hand and Upper Limb Surgery. 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Gaston RG, Haines NM.  Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Fractures and Dislocations in the Athlete.  The Athlete’s Hand and Wrist: A Master Skills Publication. Eds. Carlson MC, Goldfarb CA.  Chicago: American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2014. 107-13
  • Gaston RG, Lourie GM.  Wrist & Hand Diagnosis and Decision Making.  DeLee, Drez, and Miller’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Fourth Edition.  Saunders, Chapter 71. 2014 May 20
  • Gaston RG, Lourie GM.  Thumb Metacarpophalangeal Joint Collateral Ligament Injuries.   Fractures and Dislocations of the Hand and Fingers. Ed. Seitz W. Chicago: American Society for Surgery of the Hand,  2013. 175-87
  • Gaston RG, Lourie GM, Floyd WE III.   Complications of Intercarpal Fusions.  Principles and Practice of Wrist Surgery. Ed. Slutzky DJ. Philadelphia: Saunders, 2010. 383-88
  • Gaston RG, Ogden JA.  The Biologic Effects of Orthopedic Implants on the Growing Skeleton.  Orthopaedic Implants: Application, Complications, and Management.  First Edition, 2008

National & Regional Presentations

Gaston RG, Loeffler BJ.  Early Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Does Not Increase Complications After Upper Extremity Amputation.  

Podium Presentation:   American Association of Hand Surgery Annual Meeting; 2019 Jan 30-Feb 2; Palm Desert, CA

Gaston RG, Loeffler BJ.  Targeted Muscle Reinnervation for Prosthesis Optimization and Neuroma Management Following Transradial Amputation

Podium Presentation:   American Association of Hand Surgery Annual Meeting; 2019 Jan 30-Feb 2; Palm Desert, CA

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2018 Sept 13-15; Boston, MA

Podium Presentations:

Pre-course 05.  Athletic Injuries of the Upper Extremity: The Adolescent to the Adult- The Amateur to the Professional.  Metacarpal Fractures.

Moderator & conclusion: R. Glenn Gaston, MD

Pre-course 13. Navigating and Decision Making for Complicated Problems: A Case-Based Pre-course

Title: Kienbock’s IIIB – Anything but Salvage Possible?  

Moderator(s): R. Glenn Gaston, MD 

Pre-course 14: Controversies in Hand Surgery.   The Non-Displaced Scaphoid Waist Fracture

Moderator(s): R. Glenn Gaston, MD

Symposium #: 01. Debates by the Experts.  Ulnar impingement – DRUJ arthroplasty.

IC10.  Upper Extremity Amputations: The Future is Now!  Starfish for distal amputees.

IC28.  New Perspectives on Distal Radius Fractures: Tips and Tricks to Improve Care.  Associated Injuries with Distal Radius Fractures: What I Do. 

IC53. Managing the Osteoporotic Distal Radius Fracture

IC68.  The Athlete’s Elbow: A Balance Between Treatment and Return to Play (Abstract #4092).

Fractures around the Athlete's Elbow.

Post-course 03. Scaphoid Injuries – State of the Art Management. Percutaneous Fixation – Volar.

Annual Extremity Summit at Greenbrier Medical Institute; 2018 June 8-10; Greenbrier, WV

Podium presentations:

ECU Tendon Injury in the Wrist

The Spastic Wrist

Hand Rehabilitation Foundation 20th Annual Hand Surgery Symposium: Call to Arms; 2018 Mar 24-26; Philadelphia, PA

Podium Presentation:  Target Muscle Reinnervation to Improve Upper Limb Prosthetic Control

Cadaver Demo:  Headless screws for Metacarpal and Phalangeal Fractures

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2018 Mar 6-10; New Orleans, LA

Instructional lecture: Treating Hand Fractures: A Case-Based Approach to their Management and

the Ability to Treat the Complications that will Inevitably Occur

Kruse LM, Gaston RG, Chadderdon RC, Loeffler BJ, Lewis DR.   Betamethasone versus Ketorolac Injection for the Treatment of De Quervain's Tenosynovitis: A Double-Blind Randomized Clinical Trial. 

Podium Presentation: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2018 Mar 6-10; New Orleans, LA

Buck J, Ward AW, Gaul JS, Chadderdon RC, Osier LK, Bracey JW, Tait MA, Gaston RG.  Thumb Carpometacarpal Arthroplasty in Young Patients. 

Podium Presentation: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2018 Mar 6-10; New Orleans, LA

Costas B, Coleman S, Kaufman G, James R, Cohen B, Gaston RG:  Paper 51: A Randomized Phase 2A, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Dose-Ranging Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum (CCH) in the Treatment of Dupuytren's Disease Nodules.  (Abstract):  Australian Hand Surgery Society; 2018 Feb; Perth, Western Australia

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Electives in Hand Surgery Meeting; 2018 Jan 26-27; New Orleans, LA

Podium Presentations:

An Algorithmic Approach to Diagnosing Ulnar Sided Wrist Pain

Ulnar Impaction – Diagnosis and Treatment

The Management of Acute Flexor Tendon Injuries

Targeted Muscle Reinnervation

Gaston RG, Ford Se, Andersen JS, Macket DM, Connor PM, Loeffler BJ.  Major Complications after Distal Biceps Tendon Repairs: a Retrospective Cohort Analysis of 925 Cases. (Abstract-podium presentation)   American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting; 2018 Jan 10-13; Phoenix, AZ

New Horizons in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery.  Oscar Miller Day; 2017 Oct 6; Charlotte, NC

Podium Presentations:

Start Your Engines, Injuries in NASCAR

A Paradigm Shift in Managing Peripheral Nerve Injuries: Nerve Transfers

The Starfish Procedure for Partial Hand Amputations

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2017 Sept 7-9; San Francisco, CA

Podium Presentations:

Precourse 12.  Nerve Repair and Reconstruction: Hands-On Cadaveric Laboratory.  Nerve Transfers for Elbow Function

Symposium 01. Optimizing Outcomes: The Surgeon’s Role in Fragility Fracture Care.  Considerations in the Surgical Treatment of Fragility Fractures

IC08. Publicizing Your Research: Getting Your Message Out (Moderator is Ryan Calfee)

Symposium 06. Game-Changing Surgeries for Amputees that Every Hand Surgeon Can Perform.  Interossei Transfers for Partial and Total Hand Amputees: The Starfish Procedure

IC41.  Treatment of Basal Joint Arthritis: Is anything better than the "old fashioned" LRTI? (Moderator is Louis Catalano) Treatment of Basal Joint Arthritis: Is anything better than the "old fashioned" LRTI? 

IC55. Exploring the Boundaries of Wrist Arthroscopy (Moderator is A. Lee Osterman) Exploring the Boundaries of Wrist Arthroscopy

ICR 15. Hand Injuries in the Athlete Hand Injuries in the Athlete (case reviews)

Symposium 15. Salvage of the Distal Radioulnar Joint: From Native Tissue to Metal and Plastic, How and What to Choose.  Ulnar Head Implant Replacement – Constrained (Schecker)

Gaston RG.  Epidemiology of Upper Extremity Fractures:  Challenges and Opportunities.  AOA Own the Bone Symposium; 2017 June 23; Charlotte, NC 

Gaston RG.  Restoration of Arm Function After BPI.  Annual Extremity Summit at Greenbrier Medical Institute; 2017 June 2-4; Greenbrier, WV

Gaston RG.  Physician Assistant Orthopaedic Surgery Association: Extremities in the Carolinas-Fingers to Nose/Knees to Toes; 2017 May 5; Charlotte, NC

Podium presentations:

Sports Hand Injuries

Ulnar Wrist Pain

Gaston RG.  American Society for Surgery of the Hand Wrist Course; 2017 Apr 28-29; Denver, CO

Podium presentations:

Dorsal Plate Indications/Techniques/Complications

Acute SL

Chronic SL

Gaston RG.  CMC Arthritis: Can I still win with an LRTI?  AAOS Specialty Day; 2017 Mar 18; San Diego, CA

Gaston RG.  Forearm TMR.  Hanger Clinic Education Fair; 2017 Feb 3; Las Vegas, NV

Gaston RG.  Advancements in Upper Extremity Amputee Care.  Philadelphia Hand Club Meeting; 2017 Feb 1; Philadelphia, PA

Gaston RG, Heisel W.  Hook of Hamate Fractures in Changers and Carriers.  NASCAR Summit; 2017 Jan 10; Concord, NC

Tait MA, Bracey JW, Roulette P, Lewis DR, Gaston RG, Loeffler BJ.  Infection Rates in Open Hand Fractures: Can Treatment Be Delayed? 

Podium Presentations:

American Association of Hand Surgery Annual Meeting; 2017 Jan 10-14; Waikoloa, HI

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2017 Mar 14-18; San Diego, CA

Tait MA, Osier LK, Odum S, Gaston RG, Loeffler BJ, Chadderdon RC, Ward AW.  Lymphadema Following Elective Hand and Wrist Surgery in Women who are Post Axillary Lymph Node Dissection:  A Prospective, Cohort Study.  Podium Presentation.  American Association of Hand Surgery Annual Meeting; 2017 Jan 10-14; Waikoloa, HI

Gaston RG (Co-Chair).  Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR).  OrthoCarolina Bread, Butter and Beyond: A Course on Peripheral Nerve and Soft Tissue Reconstruction of the Upper Extremity.  OrthoCarolina; 2016 Nov 19; Charlotte, NC 

Gaston RG, Moran SDebate: TMR vs Transplantation.  OrthoCarolina Bread, Butter and Beyond: A Course on Peripheral Nerve and Soft Tissue Reconstruction of the Upper Extremity.  OrthoCarolina; 2016 Nov 19; Charlotte, NC 

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2016 Sept 28-Oct 1; Austin, TX

Podium Presentations:

Ulnar-sided Wrist Pain (Resident Review Course)

Precourse 4.  Elbow Trauma Reconstruction.  Trochlea and Capitellar Shear Fractures.   

Course Co-Chairman

Precourse 5. Clinical research.   Perspectives on Conducting Research in a Private Practice

Precourse 10. Tendon and Nerve Transfers for Ulnar Neuropathy.  Ulnar Pinch Plasty

ICL15.  DRUJ Instability.  Open Repair of TFC Tears Associated with Instability

Precourse 11. Arthroscopy of the Upper Extremity:  Tips and Tricks from the Fingers to Elbow.

Scaphoid AARIF

IC 24. Salvage of the DRUJ – from Native Tissue to Metal and Plastic, how and what to choose.

Ulnar Head Implant Replacement Constrained (Schecker); Indications, Outcomes, Personal Experience and Surgical Tips

IC34.  Clinical Research 101: A Crash Course for Meaningful Investigation.

Successful Reporting: Presentation and Publication

ICL 35.   Hand-e 2016 - What is New and How to Get the Most From It. 

What is in Hand-e and How to Find it

Post Course 2.  Ulnar Sided Wrist Pain.  TFCC repair:  ECU Subsheath Reconstruction

IC50. Exploring the Boundaries of Wrist Arthroscopy.  Wrist Arthroscopy Use during Fracture Treatment

Ward AW, Osier LS, Lewis DR, Loeffler BL, Chadderdon RC, Gaston RG.  Lymphedema Following Elective Hand and Wrist Surgery in Women who are Post Axillary Lymph Node Dissection: A Prospective, Cohort Study.  Abstract-#2:  American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2016 Sept 29; Austin, TX

Steve Lee, MD, Glenn Gaston, , Jeffrey Yao, MD, Mark Ross, FRACS,,, Salvage of the DRUJ – from Native Tissue to Metal and Plastic, how and what to choose? Abstract #4058:  American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2016 Sept 30; Austin, TX

Costas B, Coleman S, Kaufman G, James R, Cohen B, Gaston RG:  Paper 51: A Randomized Phase 2A, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Dose-Ranging Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum (CCH) in the Treatment of Dupuytren's Disease Nodules.  (Abstract): American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2016 Oct 1; Austin, TX

Hammert W, Smith G, Gaston RG, Lee S, Shafritz A.   Hand-e 2016 - What is New and How to Get the Most From It Abstract #4089:   American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2016 Sept 30, Austin, TX

Gaston RG.  Greenbrier Research Summit; 2016 June 4; Greenbrier, WV

Podium presentations:

Dupuytren’s Disease

Nonunion Radius

“Pro” Athletes –How They Differ

Pediatric Forearm

Loeffler BJ, Gaston RG.  A Novel Muscle Transfer for Independent Digital Control with Myoelectric Prostheses. Podium presentation at The First International Symposium on Innovations in Amputation Surgery and Prosthetic Technologies.  Chicago, IL. May 13 2016. 

Gaston RG. TriMed Upper Extremity Cadaver Lab; 2016 Apr 16; Charlotte, NC

Podium presentations:

Ulnar Shortening vs. Wafer vs. Other

SLAC/SNAC Wrist

Gaston RG. Its Just Tendonitis.  Problems after Trigger and Dequervains Surgery. American Society for Surgery of the Hand Specialty Day; 2016 Mar 5; Orlando, FL

Gaston RG.  Return to Play Guidelines for the NFL.  NFL Combines/ National Football League Physicians Society Meeting; 2016 Feb; Indianapolis, IN

Gaston RG. American Society for Surgery of the Hand Electives in Hand Surgery; 2016 Jan 29-30; New Orleans, LA

Podium presentations:

Ulnar Impaction – Diagnosis and Treatment

An Algorithmic Approach to Surgical Treatment of Ulnar Sided Wrist Pain

Flexor Tendon Injuries

Extensor Tendon Injury and Repair

Gaston RG, Wertman G, Heisel W.  Upper Extremity Injuries in NASCAR.   NASCAR Summit; 2016 Jan 11; Concord, NC

Gaston RG.  Midcarpal Fusion Using Staples.  The University of Louisville Invited Guest Professor. 2015 Nov 21; Louisville, KY

Gaston RG.  An Algorithmic Approach to Correctly Diagnosing Ulnar-Sided Wrist Pain.  OrthoCarolina Wrist Course:  Focus on Techniques in Wrist Arthroplasty and DRUJ. 2015 Nov 14; Charlotte, NC

Ode G, Loeffler B, Chadderdon R, Haines N, Scannell B, Patt J, Gaston RG.   Knee Arthroscopy simulation Training:  Does it translate to Improved Arthroscopic Proficiency in the Wrist? 

Podium Presentation:  North Carolina Orthopaedic Association.  2015 Oct 9-11; Kiawah Island, SC

Gaston RG. American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2015 Sept 8-12; Seattle, WA

Podium presentations:

Resident and Fellow Review Course in Hand Surgery.  Scapholunate ligament tears

Resident and Fellow Review Course in Hand Surgery.  TFCC/DRUJ

Precourse 3. Failed Cubital Tunnel Decompression-Identifying the Cause(s) with a Treatment Algorithm

Precourse 5. Sensory Nerve Transfers for Median and Ulnar Nerve Function – Peripheral Nerve   Reconstruction.

Precourse 10. The Difficult DRUJ

Precourse 10. Midcarpal Fusion

IC10.  Ulnar Head Implant Replacement-Constrained (Schecker): Indications, Outcomes, Personal Experience and Surgical Tips

Ode G, Loeffler B, Chadderdon R, Haines N, Scannell B, Patt J, Gaston RG.   Knee Arthroscopy simulation Training:  Does it translate to Improved Arthroscopic Proficiency in the Wrist? 

Poster presentation: American Society for Surgery of the Hand; 2015 Sept 10-12; Seattle, WA

Brannan P, Gaston RG, Lewis D, Loeffler B.  Complications with the Use of BMP-2 in Scaphoid Nonunion Surgery.  Paper #13: American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2015 Sept 11; Seattle, WA

Lee S, Kakar S, Gaston RG, Yao J.  Salvage of the DRUJ – From Native Tissue to Metal and Plastic, How and What to Choose?  Abstract #6061:  American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2015 Sept 10; Seattle, WA

Gaston RG.  Greenbrier Annual Upper Extremity Summit; 2015 June 6; Greenbrier, WV

Podium presentations:

What’s New in Wrist Arthroscopy

Targeted Muscle Re-innervation

Management of Nonunion Distal Radius

Badalamente MA, Hurst LC, Gaston RG, Brown RA, Tursi JP, Smith T.  Prospective Multicenter, Multinational Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Concurrent Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum Injections for Two Dupuytren Contractures in the Same Hand.   International Symposium on Dupuytren’s Disease; 2015 May 22-23; Groningen, The Netherlands

Gaston RG. Volar Plate Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures – Volar Approach. TriMed Upper Extremity Cadaver Lab; 2015 May 16; Charlotte, NC

Gaston RG.  Duke Review Course; 2015 Apr 17-18; Wilmington, NC

Podium presentations:

Congenital Hand

Use of Memory Staples in Hand Surgery

Gaston RG. Management of Pediatric Scaphoid Fractures.  Instructional Course:  Headless Screw Fixation of Metacarpal Neck Fractures.  Philadelphia Annual Surgery Symposia; 2015 Mar 7-9; Philadelphia, PA

Gaston RG. Complications of Elbow Fractures: Parallel vs Perpendicular Plating.  Biomet Masters Elite Education Series; 2014 Nov 15; Miami FL

Gaston RG. American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2014 Sept 18-20; Boston, MA

Podium presentations:

Advanced Wrist Arthroscopy: Techniques, Pearls and Case Discussion

Revision Peripheral Nerve Surgery…When and How 

Shores J, Bosse M, Reider L, MacKenzie E, Gaston RG.  A Prospective Multi-Center Registry of Peripheral Nerve Injuries Associated with Upper and Lower Extremity Orthopedic Trauma.  Abstract podium presentation:   American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2014 Sept 18-20; Boston, MA

Hurst L, Gaston RG, Brown R. et al.  Multicenter, Multinational Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Concurrent Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum Injections to Treat Multiple Dupuytren’s Contractures.  Abstract podium presentation:   American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2014 Sept 18-20; Boston, MA

Gaston RG.  Atlanta Medical Center King Hancock Research Day Invited Guest Professor; 2014 Jun 6; Atlanta, GA

Podium presentations:

Targeted Muscle Re-innervation

Ulnar Sided Wrist Pain: An Algorithmic Approach to Treatment

Gaston RG.  American Society for Surgery of the Hand: What Every Hand Surgeon Should Know About the Wrist: Distal Radius, Carpus and Ulnar-sided Wrist Pain Hand; 2014 May 3-4; Austin TX

Podium presentations:

Acute & Chronic SL tears 

Distal Radius Dorsal Plating

Gaston RG.  Subluxating ECU Tendon:  Dorsal Transposition.  American Society for Surgery of the Hand/AAHS Specialty Day, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2014 Mar 11-15; New Orleans, LA

Gaston RG. American Society for Surgery of the Hand Electives in Hand Surgery; 2014 Feb 7-8; New Orleans, LA 

Podium presentations:

PIP Joint Injuries 

Ulnar Impaction: Diagnosis and Treatment 

Algorithmic Approach to the Surgical Treatment of Ulnar-sided Wrist Pain

Management of Wrist and Forearm Fractures in Athletes

Gaston RG. Common Bone and Tendon Injuries in the Athletic Hand.  OrthoCarolina Athletic Injuries of the Elbow, Wrist and Hand; 2014 Jan 18; Charlotte NC

Gaston RG.  Arthroscopic Treatment of Ulnar Impaction and Wrist Arthritis.  Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting; 2013 Nov 8; Las Vegas, NV

Gaston RG. Instructional Course Lecture -Revision Peripheral Nerve Surgery.  American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2013 Oct 2-5; San Francisco, CA

Colantoni J, Gaston RG, Patt J.  Multiple Osteochondromatosis of the Hand- A Natural History Study.  American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2013 Oct 2-5;  San Francisco, CA 

Gaston RG.  American Society for Surgery of the Hand: Comprehensive Care of the High Level Athlete; 2013 May 3-4; Chicago, IL

Podium presentations:

Pitfalls in Managing Phalangeal Fractures and PIP Joint Injuries

FDP Avulsions  

Gaston RG. Biomet Elite Trauma Symposium; 2013 Feb 8-9; Miami, FL

Podium presentation: Metacarpal & Phalangeal Fractures 

Podium presentation:  Soft Tissue Repair of the Hand and Wrist

Gaston RG.   The Use of Position Specific Splinting in Motorsports.   NASCAR Summit Meeting; 2013 Jan 8; Charlotte, NC

Gaston RG. Arthroscopic Resection of the Distal Ulna.   Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting, November 9, 2012

Gaston RG. Hammert WC. How to Become Involved in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting Young Members Forum;    2012 Sept 4-8. Chicago, IL

Gaston RG. Phalangeal Fractures.   American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2012 Sept 4-8; Chicago, IL

Gaston RG.  Restoration of Pinch.  American Society for Surgery of the Hand Masters Techniques in Tendon Repair and Reconstruction; 2012 Aug 3-4; Chicago, IL

Gaston RG.  Complications of Hand Surgery in Patients Following Mastectomy with Lymph Node Dissection.  Southeastern Hand Club; 2012 Apr; Monticello, VA

Ward A, Gaston RG, Boatright JB.  Midterm Results of Total Wrist Arthroplasty. 1st Combined Meeting American Society for Surgery of the Hand/Australian Hand Society; 2012 Mar; Kauai, Hawaii

Gaston RG. Injuries of the Elbow, Wrist, and Hand On and Off the Track Management. NASCAR Summit Meeting; 2012 Jan; Charlotte, NC

Gaston RG.  1st Combined Orthopedic Pathology Course for Adult and Pediatric Hand and Wrist Conditions; 2011 Mar 9-12; Santiago, Chile

Podium presentations:

Madelung’s Deformity

ECU Tendonopathy and Instability

Elbow Capsular Releases

What’s New in Hand Arthroplasty

Wrist Arthroplasty

Gaston RG.  Unique Hand and Wrist Injuries in Athletes.   Oscar Miller Day; 2010 Oct; Charlotte, NC

Gaston RG. American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2010 Oct; Boston MA

Precourse:  Controversies in Hand Surgery – What Works and What Doesn’t

Podium presentation: Chronic Scapholunate Dissociation: New Techniques

Gaston RG:  Hand and Wrist Arthroplasty.  Bionic Open; 2010 May; Charlotte, NC

Gaston RG, Lourie GM:  Anomalous Thenar Musculature Associated with Aberrant Median Nerve Motor Branch Takeoff.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2010 Mar; New Orleans, LA

Gaston RG.  TFCC Tears What Needs to be Repaired and Why.  American Society for Surgery of the Hand Electives in Hand Surgery Course; 2010; New Orleans, LA

Podium presentations:

Arthroplasty of the DRUJ- Ablative Procedures

ECU Tendonosis and Instability

Arthroscopic Debridement

TFCC Tears: What Needs to be Repaired and Why

Gaston RG, Puckett B, Lourie GM, Peljovich AE, Floyd WE III.  Remodeling Potential of Phalangeal Distal Condylar Malunions in Children. 

Podium presentation: American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2009 Sept; San Francisco, CA.

Podium presentation:  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2010; New Orleans, LA

Gaston RG.  Restoration of Pinch.   American Society for Surgery of the Hand Masters Techniques in Tendon Repair and Reconstruction; 2009; Chicago, IL

Capo J, Kuremsky M, Gaston RG.  Sesamoid fractures of the lesser digits.  American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting Residents and Fellows Conference; 2009 Sept; San Francisco, CA

Gaston RG, Lourie GM, Koob TJ.  A New Biomaterial; A Prosthesis for Thumb Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction.

Podium presentations:

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Residents and Fellows Conference; 2006 Sept; Washington, DC

MiMedx Physician Advisory Board Meeting; 2007 Jun; Gulf Breeze, FL 

Gaston RG, Cates TF, Blanco JB.  Crossed Pin Versus Lateral Pin Fixation for Type III Supracondylar Fractures in Children: A Prospective, Randomized Study.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, 2007 Feb; San Diego, CA

Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North American Annual Meeting; 2007; Hollywood, FL 

Gaston RG, Greenberg JA, Hastings H, Mih A, Baltera RM.   Clinical Outcomes of Four Corner Versus Isolated Capitolunate Fusions

Podium presentations:

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2007; Seattle, WA

Tri-State Annual Meeting; 2007; Indianapolis, IN

Gaston RG.  Wound Vac Indications, Applications, and Complications. Indiana Hand Center Occupational Therapist Lecture, 2007

Winn JW, Gaston RG, Peljovich AE, Lourie GM.  Distal Condylar Phalangeal Fracture Malunions in Children: Long Term Clinical and Functional Outcomes.  Atlanta Medical Center King Hancock Research Conference; 2007 May; Atlanta, GA

Puckett BP, Gaston RG, Lourie GM.  Use of Graft Jacket in Chronic, Recurrent Compressive Neuropathy. 

Podium presentation:  Atlanta Medical Center King Hancock Research Conference; 2007 May; Atlanta, GA

Gaston RG.  Total Elbow Allograft Arthroplasty.   Guest Lecturer Presentation. Atlanta Medical Center King Hancock Research Conference; 2007 May; Atlanta, GA

Gaston RG.  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.  Orthopedic Update for the Primary Care Provider Annual Conference; 2007; Charlotte, NC

Gaston RG, Swick MJ, Floyd WE III, Lourie GM:  Pisotriquetral Dysfunction Following Wrist and Intercarpal Arthrodesis.

Podium presentations:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2006

American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Annual Meeting, Residents and Fellows Conference San Antonio, TX, 2005

Gaston RG, Peljovich AE, Lourie GM:  Radial Collateral Ligament Injuries to the Index Finger Metacarpophalyngeal Joint

Podium presentation: Georgia Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, Greensboro, GA, 2004        

Gaston RG, Ganey T, Ogden JA:  Facet Independence in the Posterior Vertebral Column. 

International Research Society for Spinal Deformities Annual Meeting,Vancouver, Canada, 2004

Poster and Video Theater Presentations

  • McKnight RR, Gaston RG, Lewis DR, Tait MA, Bracey JW, Odum S.  Retrospective Comparison of Capitolunate Fusion Using Headless Compression Screws vs Nitinol Memory Staples for SLAC and SNAC Wrist: Radiographic, Functional, and Patient-Reported Outcomes.  I-Poster: American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2018 Sep 13-15; Boston, MA
  • Ford SE, Andersen JS, Macknet DM, Connor PM, Loeffler BJ, Gaston RG. Pseudoelastic Nitinol Compression Element.  Poster Presentation: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2018 Mar 6-10; New Orleans, LA
  • Gaston RG, Ford SE, Andersen JS, Macket DM, Connor PM, Loeffler BJ.  Major Complications after Distal Biceps Tendon Repairs: a Retrospective Cohort Analysis of 925 Cases. Poster presentation:  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2018 Mar 6-10; New Orleans, LA
  • Brannan PS, Ward WA, Gaston RG, Woodside JC, Chadderdon RC, Connell B.   2-year Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes of Aptis Distal Radioulnar Joint Arthroplasty.  (Electronic Poster)   American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting; 2018 Jan 10-13; Phoenix, AZ
  • Ford S, Cook S, Gaston RG.  Video Theater 8001:  Huber Transfer for Opposition in Thumb Hypoplasia.  American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2017 Sept 7-9; San Francisco, CA  Awarded Best Video Theater
  • Gaston RG, Chadderdon RC, Loeffler BJ, Lewis DR; Odum S.   Betamethasone versus Ketorolac Injection for the Treatment of De Quervain's Tenosynovitis: A Double-Blind Randomized Clinical Trial.  American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2017 Sept 7-9; San Francisco, CA
  • Gaston RG, Cook S, Tait MA, Bracey JW, Bean B:  iPoster 050:  High Pressure Water Injection Injuries to the Hand: Perhaps Not a Benign Injury.  American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2017 Sept 7-9; San Francisco, CA
  • Gaston RG, Ward AW, Gaul JS, Chadderdon RG, Osier LK, Bracey JW, Odum S.  iPoster 038:  Thumb Carpometacarpal Arthroplasty in Young Patients.  American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2017 Sept 7-9; San Francisco, CA
  • Gaston RG, Tait MA, Bracey JW, Gaul JS, Loeffler BJ.  E-Poster:  High Pressure Water Injection Injuries to the Hand:  Perhaps Not a Benign Injury.  American Association of Hand Surgery Annual Meeting; 2017 Jan 10-14; Waikoloa, HI
  • Gaston RG, Tait MA, Bracey JW, Lewis DR, Loeffler BJ.  E-Poster: Comparison of Early Outcomes and Complications of Scaphoid Excision and Capitolunate Arthrodesis with Screws Versus Staples; American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2016 Sept 28-Oct 1; Austin, TX AAHS Annual Meeting; 2017 Jan 10-14; Waikoloa, HI
  • Gaston RG.  E-Poster 151: The Incidence of PTSD and Depression in Adults with Operatively Treated Traumatic Brachial Plexus Palsy; American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2016 Sept 28-Oct 1; Austin, TX
  • Gaston RG, Loeffler BJ, Tait MA, Bracey JW.  Video Theater 8052: Targeted Muscle Reinnervation and Its Role in Acute Management of Above Elbow Amputations; American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2016 Sept 28-Oct 1; Austin, TX AAOS Annual Meeting; 2017 Mar 14-18; San Diego, CA  Awarded Top Video
  • Gaston RG.  Video Theater 8046: TFCC All Inside Repair with FasT-Fix; American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2016 Sept 28-Oct 1; Austin, TX
  • Gaston RG, Hamid N, Odum, S:  (Poster #P276), “A Validation Study of Patient Reported Outcome Measures for Patients with Upper Extremity Morbidity” American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2016 Feb 29-Mar 5; Orlando, FL
  • Ode G, Loeffler B, Chadderdon R, Haines N, Scannell B, Patt J, Gaston G.   Knee Arthroscopy simulation Training:  Does it translate to Improved Arthroscopic Proficiency in the Wrist?  
  • Electronic abstract presentation:  Combined Meeting of the American Association of Hand Surgery Annual and British Society for Surgery of the Hand; 2015 Jan 21-24; Paradise Island, Bahamas Poster presentation: American Society for Surgery of the Hand; 2015 Sept 10-12;Seattle, WA 
  • Robinson E, Gaston RG.  Surgical Setting and Cost Effectiveness in Trigger Finger Release.  E-Poster: American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2014 Sept 18-20; Boston, MA
  • Scannell B, Gaston RG, Frick S, Casey V:  Adolescent Supracondylar Humerus Fractures: Multi-Center Study of Management and Outcomes.  E-Poster presentation: Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting; 2014 Apr 30-May 3; Hollywood CA
  • Colantoni J, Gaston RG, Patt J:  Multiple Osteochondromatosis of the Hand- A Natural History Study.  Poster presentation and Hand & Wrist Guided Poster Tour: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2014 Mar 11-15; New Orleans, LA 
  • Brar R, Owen J, Melikian R, Gaston RG, Wayne JS,  Isaacs JE.   Flexor Digitorum Profundus Reconstruction: A Cadaveric Comparison of Three Techniques.  Poster presentation:  Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting; 2014 Mar 15-18; New Orleans, LA
  • Isaacs J, Brar R, Gaston RG, Melikian R, Owen J, Wayne J: Flexor Digitorum Profundus Avulsions: A Cadaveric Comparison of Three Reconstructive Techniques.  Electronic poster presentation: American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting; 2014 Jan 8-11; Kauai, Hawaii
  • Hemendinger M, Gaston RG et al: The Carolinas Neuromuscular/ALS-MDA Center Tissue Biorepository: Current Procedures Versus Published Guidelines.  Poster presentation:  23rd International Symposium on ALS/MND, December 2012
  • Loeffler B, Gaston RG, Frick S.  Management and Outcomes of Adolescent Supracondylar Humerus Fractures.  Poster presentation:  Orthopedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting; 2012 Oct 4-6
  • Kuremsky M, Gaston RG:  All-Inside Arthroscopic Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Repair: Relationship of Key Structures.  Poster presentation: American Society for Surgery of the Hand Residents and Fellows Conference; 2009 Sept; San Francisco, CA
  • Gaston RG, Ward A, Krempek J.  Intermediate Term Results of Total Wrist Arthroplasty. Poster presentation: American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2009 Sept; San Francisco, CA
  • Koo B, Gaston RG, Lourie GM:  Relationship of Surgically Repaired Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury of the Thumb to the Morphology of the Metacarpophalangeal Joint of the Thumb.  Poster presentation:  American Society for Surgery of the Hand Residents and Fellows Conference; 2009 Sept; San Francisco, CA
  • Lourie GM, Gaston RG, Peljovich AE, Marshall JJ.  Anomolous Thenar Musculature Associated with Aberrant Median Nerve Motor Branch Take-off.  Poster presentation: American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2008 Sept; Chicago, IL
  • Puckett B, Lourie GM, Gaston RG:  A New Technique in Managing Recurrent Cubital Tunnel. Poster presentation:  American Society for Surgery of the Hand Residents and Fellows Conference; 2008 Sept; Chicago, IL
  • Gaston RG, Greenberg JA, Hastings H, Mih A, Baltera RM.   Clinical Outcomes of Four Corner Versus Isolated Capitolunate Fusions. St. Vincents Research Day; 2007; Indianapolis, IN
  • Gaston RG, Swick MJ, Floyd WE III, Lourie GM.   Pisotriquetral Dysfunction Following Wrist and Intercarpal Arthrodesis. Poster presentation:  American Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting; 2007; Asheville, NC. Poster presentation:  Georgia Orthopedic Society; 2005; Greensboro, GA
  • Gaston RG, Peljovich AE, Lourie GM.  Radial Collateral Ligament Injuries to the Index Finger Metacarpophalyngeal Joint.  American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2004; New York, NY

Course Faculty

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2018 Sept 13-15; Boston, MA

Podium Presentations:

Pre-course 05.  Athletic Injuries of the Upper Extremity: The Adolescent to the Adult- The Amateur to the Professional.  Metacarpal Fractures.

Moderator & conclusion: R. Glenn Gaston, MD

Pre-course 13. Navigating and Decision Making for Complicated Problems: A Case-Based Pre-course

Title: Kienbock’s IIIB – Anything but Salvage Possible?  

Moderator(s): R. Glenn Gaston, MD 

Pre-course 14: Controversies in Hand Surgery.   The Non-Displaced Scaphoid Waist Fracture

Moderator(s): R. Glenn Gaston, MD

Symposium #: 01. Debates by the Experts.  Ulnar impingement – DRUJ arthroplasty.

IC10.  Upper Extremity Amputations: The Future is Now!  Starfish for distal amputees.

IC28.  New Perspectives on Distal Radius Fractures: Tips and Tricks to Improve Care.  Associated Injuries with Distal Radius Fractures: What I Do. 

IC53. Managing the Osteoporotic Distal Radius Fracture

IC68.  The Athlete’s Elbow: A Balance Between Treatment and Return to Play (Abstract #4092).

Fractures around the Athlete's Elbow.

Post-course 03. Scaphoid Injuries – State of the Art Management. Percutaneous Fixation – Volar.

Resident Review Course

Consultation Corner

Hand Rehabilitation Foundation 20th Annual Hand Surgery Symposium: Call to Arms; 2018 Mar 24-26; Philadelphia, PA

Faculty

Co-Chairman:   American Society for Surgery of the Hand Electives in Hand Surgery; 2018 Jan 26-17; New Orleans, LA

American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting; 2018 Jan 10-13; Phoenix, AZ

Faculty

MedStar Georgetown Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds Visiting Professor; 2017 Nov 15-16

Co-Chairman:  New Horizons in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery.  Oscar Miller Day; 2017 Oct 6; Charlotte, NC

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2017 Sept 7-9; San Francisco, CA

Faculty:  

Precourse 12: Nerve Repair and Reconstruction: Hands-On Cadaveric Laboratory             

Symposium 01: Optimizing Outcomes: The Surgeon’s Role in Fragility Fracture Care

IC08:  Publicizing Your Research: Getting Your Message Out

Clinical Consultation Corner

Symposium 06: Game-Changing Surgeries for Amputees that Every Hand Surgeon Can Perform 

IC41:  Treatment of Basal Joint Arthritis: Is anything better than the "old fashioned" LRTI?

IC55:  Exploring the Boundaries of Wrist Arthroscopy

ICR15: Hand Injuries in the Athlete  Hand Injuries in the Athlete (case reviews)

Moderator: Clinical Paper Session 11: Elbow/Shoulder

Symposium 15: Salvage of the Distal Radioulnar Joint: From Native Tissue to Metal and Plastic, How and What to Choose  

University of Utah HSC. Visiting Professor; 2017 May 17

Emory University and Atlanta Orthopaedic Society. Visiting Professor; 2017 May 11-12

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Wrist Course; 2017 April 28-29; Denver, CO

Advances in Total Elbow Arthroplasty.  Duke University Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; 2017 Apr 22; Durham, NC

Advancements in Upper Extremity Care.  Philadelphia Hand Club Meeting.  Invited Guest Speaker; 2017 Feb 1; Philadelphia, PA 

Co-Chairman:  OrthoCarolina Bread, Butter and Beyond: A Course on Peripheral Nerve and Soft Tissue Reconstruction of the Upper Extremity.  OrthoCarolina; 2016 Nov 19; Charlotte, NC  

Chairman:  AO North America Hand and Wrist Fracture Workshop; 2016 Oct 15; Charlotte, NC

Chairman. American Society for Surgery of the Hand Electives in Hand Surgery; 2016 Jan 29-30; New Orleans, LA

Hand Fractures and Dislocations Panel Discussion

Q & A – Moderator:  Universal Hand Problems Facing Therapists and Surgeons

Panel Discussion / Q & A / Case Studies – Moderator: Ulnar Sided Wrist Conditions

Opening remarks: Elbow and Shoulder

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2016 Sept 28-Oct 1; Austin, TX

Co-Chair:

Precourse 4: Elbow Trauma Reconstruction Lab

ICR14: Hand Injuries in the Athlete

IC50: Exploring the Boundaries of Wrist Arthroscopy

Faculty: 

Precourse 5: Sustained Research

Resident and Fellow Review Course in Hand Surgery

Precourse 10: Tendon and Nerve Transfers Lab

Precourse 11:  Arthroscopy of the Upper Extremity

IC15: Distal Radioulnar Joint Instability

IC24:  Salvage of the DRUJ

IC34: Clinical Research 101

IC35: Hand-e 2016

Postcourse 02: Ulnar Sided Wrist Pain and ECU: Anatomic Stabilization, Sling

Greenbrier Research Summit; 2016 June 4; Greenbrier, WV

OrthoCarolina/Trimed Upper Extremity Cadaver Course; 2016 Apr 16; Charlotte, NC

American Society for Surgery of the Hand/AAHS Specialty Day, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2016 Mar 5; Orlando, FL

OrthoCarolina Wrist Course: Focus on Techniques in Wrist Arthroplasty and DRUJ; 2015 Nov 14; Charlotte, NC

Chair

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2015 Sept 8-12; Seattle, WA

Faculty:    Resident and Fellow Review Course in Hand Surgery (Scapholunate ligament tears; TFCC/DRUJ)

Faculty:    Consultation Corner

Faculty:    Nerve Transfer Lab

Duke Review Course; 2015 Apr 17-18; Wilmington, NC

Moderator

Philadelphia Annual Surgery Symposia; 2015 Mar 7-9; Philadelphia, PA

Panelist:  Tread Lightly: Fractures from the Dark Side of the Hand

Panelist:  Scaphoid Controversies: Has that Ship Sailed?

Panelist:  Pediatric Elbow Injuries

Biomet Masters Elite Education Series; 2014 Nov 14; Miami FL

Course Instructor

Smith &Nephew Masters Hand & Wrist Arthroscopy Course; 2014 Nov 8; Charlotte, NC

Course Faculty

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2014 Sept 18-20; Boston, MA

Moderator / Paper Discusser: Clinical Paper Session #11: Scaphoid / Carpus

Atlanta Medical Center King Hancock Research Day. Invited Guest Professor; 2014 Jun 6

American Society for Surgery of the Hand: What Every Hand Surgeon Should Know About the Wrist: Distal Radius, Carpus and Ulnar-sided Wrist Pain Hand; 2014 May 3-4; Austin TX

American Society for Surgery of the Hand/AAHS Specialty Day, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2014 Mar 11-15; New Orleans, LA

Moderator Sports Symposium

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Electives in Hand Surgery; 2014 Feb7-8; New Orleans, LA 

Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting; 2013 Nov 8; Las Vegas, NV

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2013 Oct 2-5; San Francisco, CA

Master Skills Precourse Lab: Tendon Repair and Reconstruction

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2013 Oct 2-5; San Francisco, CA

Course Faculty

Management of the Difficult Elbow: Fix It or Replace It
Presented by Biomet, Inc. Labs

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2013 Oct 2-5; San Francisco, CA

American Society for Surgery of the Hand: Comprehensive Care of the High Level Athlete; 2013 May 3-4; Chicago, IL

Session 4 Moderator

Elite Trauma Symposium; 2013 Feb 8-9; Miami, FL

Lab Course Instructor

Presented by Biomet, Inc. Labs

Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting; 2012 Nov 9

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting Young Members Forum; 2012 Sept 4-8; Chicago, IL

Course Chairman

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Precourse 4: Treatment of Hand and Wrist Injuries in Elite Athletes; 2012 Sept 4-8; Chicago, IL

Panel discussion: Scaphoid Fractures

Panel discussion:  Phalangeal Fractures

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Masters Techniques in Tendon Repair and Reconstruction; 2012 Aug 3-4; Chicago, IL

Laboratory instructor:  Tendon transfers

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting; 2011 Sept; Las Vegas NV

1st Combined Orthopedic Pathology Course for Adult and Pediatric Hand and Wrist Conditions. Invited International Guest Professor; 2011 Mar 9-12; Santiago, Chile

Oscar Miller Day; 2010 Oct; Charlotte, NC

Course Chairman           

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Electives in Hand Surgery Course; 2010; New Orleans, LA

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Masters Techniques in Tendon Repair and Reconstruction; 2009; Chicago, IL

Laboratory instructor: Tendon transfers

RESEARCH Awards

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Award Winning Movie: Gaston RG, Loeffler BJ, Tait MA, Bracey JW. Targeted Muscle Reinnervation and Its Role in Acute Management of Above Elbow Amputations; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2017 Mar 14-18; San Diego, CA
  • Best Papers (Top 4): Gaston RG, Osier LK, Loeffler BJ, Chadderdon RC, Ward AW, Hammert WC, Chung KC, Wolf JM: Paper #2: “Lymphedema Following Elective Hand and Wrist Surgery in Women who are Post Axillary Lymph Node Dissection: A Prospective, Cohort Study” American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Sept 2016
  • Puckett B, Lourie GM, Gaston RG: A New Technique in Managing Recurrent Cubital Tunnel.
  • Poster presentation: American Society for Surgery of the Hand Residents and Fellows Conference, 2008.
  • 1st place poster presentation, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2008
  • A New Biomaterial for Thumb Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction. Joseph H. Boyes Award, Second Runner Up, Podium presentation: American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting Residents and Fellows Conference, 2006
  • 1st Place, Outstanding Resident Research, Atlanta Medical Center King Hancock Research Day. 2006
  • Gaston RG, Cates TF, Blanco JB: Crossed Pin Versus Lateral Pin Fixation for Type III Supracondylar Fractures in Children: A Prospective, Randomized Study. Thomas E. Whitesides Award for Most Outstanding Resident Research Paper, Georgia Orthopaedic Society, 2006
  • Pisotriquetral Arthritis Following Wrist and Intercarpal Arthrodesis. 1st Place Outstanding Resident Research, Atlanta Medical Center King Hancock Research Day, 2005Gaston RG, Murawski DE, Peljovich AE, Lourie GM: The Triggering Digit. First Place: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Resident’s Case Authoring Contest, 2004
  • Radial Collateral Ligament Injuries to the Index Finger Metacarpophalyngeal Joint. Thomas E. Whitesides Award for Most Outstanding Resident Research Paper, Georgia Orthopaedic Society, 2004
  • Most Outstanding Paper, Southeastern Hand Club, 2004

Grants

Title: A Multi-Institutional Prospective Observational Study on Nerve Repair and Reconstruction Associated with Major Extremity Trauma (METRC)

Grant: $2,491,232 (9/30/2015-9/29/2019)

Principal investigators: Gaston RG, Shores J

2015 Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Project (PRORP) Award Recipient.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand (2010) Clinical Grant $20,000

Lymphedema Following Elective Hand and Wrist Surgery in Women Who Are Post Axillary Lymph Node Dissection: A Prospective, Randomized, Clinical Trial

WRIST Study, NIH Funded prospective, multi-center, randomized study looking at the results of ORIF vs. ex-fix vs. CRPP for distal radius fractures in the elderly. Lead investigator is Dr. Kevin Chung. Dr. Glenn Gaston serves as the OrthoCarolina site P.I.

 

Team

  • Clinical – Dawn
  • Surgery Scheduler – Tonya
  • Administrative Assistant/Fellowship Coordinator – Suzette
  • Xiaflex Coordinator – Barbara Johnson-Baldwin, 704-323-3171
  • Congenital Hand / Brachial Plexus / Upper Extremity AMPutee Clinic Coordinator – Angela Whidbee, 704-323-3053
 

PA Team

Evan Cline, PA-C
704.323.3618

Affiliations

Physicians