Limb transplantation and targeted reinnervation: A practical comparison

Sonya Paisley Agnew*, Jason Hyunsuk Ko, Mauricio De La Garza, Todd A Kuiken, Gregory Ara Dumanian

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Limb transplantation and targeted reinnervation are complimentary but very different approaches for restoring function to an upper limb amputee. This article reviews the advantages and limitations of both of these procedures, and highlights the reconstructive obstacles in the treatment of upper limb amputees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-68
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of reconstructive microsurgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012


  • comparison
  • limb transplantation
  • targeted reinnervation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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