Targeted Muscle Reinnervation for Treatment of Neuropathic Pain

Ava G. Chappell, Sumanas W. Jordan, Gregory A. Dumanian*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) is a reproducible procedure for effective prevention and treatment of neuropathic pain. Recent studies have demonstrated that TMR is more successful in treating neuroma pain than the standard method of neuroma excision and burying into muscle. The fundamental concept of TMR is that providing severed nerve endings a place to go and something to do facilitates normal healing. Future studies will continue to support the use of TMR for any region of the body where an injured nerve may develop a painful neuroma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-293
Number of pages9
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2020


  • Chronic postoperative pain
  • Neuroma
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Targeted muscle re innervation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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