Targeted Muscle Reinnervation in the Upper Extremity Amputee: A Technical Roadmap

Michael S. Gart, Jason M. Souza, Gregory A. Dumanian*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) offers the potential for improved prosthetic function by reclaiming the neural control information that is lost as a result of upper extremity amputation. In addition to the prosthetic control benefits, TMR is a potential treatment for postamputation neuroma pain. Here, we present our surgical technique for TMR nerve transfers in transhumeral and shoulder disarticulation patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1877-1888
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume40
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015

Keywords

  • Myoelectric
  • neuroma
  • neurotization
  • prosthesis
  • targeted muscle reinnervation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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