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2022 Dec

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open



A Pilot Investigation into Targeted Muscle Reinnervation for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Type II.


Shin SE, Haffner ZK, Chang BL, Kleiber GM
Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2022 Dec; 10(12):e4718.
PMID: 36569237.


Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a debilitating condition, characterized by severe pain with vascular, motor, or trophic changes. Varied presentations make this a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. There is a lack of high-quality evidence demonstrating efficacy for most existing therapies, particularly with surgical intervention for type II CRPS (CRPS-II). Targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) is a surgical technique to transfer the terminal end of a divided nerve to a recipient motor nerve, shown to limit phantom limb pain, residual limb pain, and postamputation neuroma pain.