Targeted muscle reinnervation and prosthetic rehabilitation after limb loss

Lauren M. Mioton, Gregory A. Dumanian*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Over one million amputations occur annually world-wide. Often, amputation of the neoplastic limb is regarded as a surgical failure and the end of surgical care for the patient. Here, we highlight the advancements in extremity prostheses and surgical techniques that should change that mindset. Myoelectric prostheses, osseointegration, and targeted muscle reinnervation allow for more intuitive and easy to use devices, reduced pain, and greater quality of life for amputees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)807-814
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of surgical oncology
Volume118
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018

Keywords

  • amputee
  • prosthetics
  • targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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