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2022 Sep

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open



A Technical Guide for Sciatic Nerve Targeted Muscle Reinnervation in a Transfemoral Amputee.


Lister RC, Tsui JM, Naram A
Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2022 Sep; 10(9):e4525.
PMID: 36187281.


There are approximately 2 million people living with the loss of a major limb in America. It is estimated that 95% of these will have some form of pain associated with their amputation. Phantom limb pain, related to symptomatic neuromas, contributes to amputation morbidity and can be difficult to treat. Studies have shown that targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR), by giving symptomatic neuromas "somewhere to go and something to do," can be an effective therapy. However, a large proportion of surgeons still treat symptomatic neuromas by burying them in nearby tissue.