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2022 Apr

Orthop Clin North Am



Peripheral Nerve Management in Extremity Amputations.


Richards JT, Baird MD, Tintle SM, Souza JM, Renninger CH, Potter BK
Orthop Clin North Am. 2022 Apr; 53(2):155-166.
PMID: 35365260.


The effective management of peripheral nerves in amputation surgery is critical to optimizing patient outcomes. Nerve-related pain after amputation is common, maybe a source of dissatisfaction and functional impairment, and should be considered in all amputees presenting with pain and dysfunction. While traction neurectomy or transposition has long been the standard of care, both regenerative peripheral nerve interface (RPNI) and targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) have emerged as promising techniques to improve neuroma-related and phantom pain. A multi-disciplinary and multi-modal approach is essential for the optimal management of amputees both acutely and in the delayed or chronic setting.