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2024 May 09

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg



Acute versus non-acute targeted muscle reinnervation for pain control following major limb amputation: A comparative study.


Li AT, Garcia N, Angliss M, Paul E, Gray S, Bruscino-Raiola F


Targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) has been shown to reduce phantom limb pain (PLP) and residual limb pain (RLP) after major limb amputation. However, the effect of the timing of surgery on pain control and quality of life outcomes is controversial. We conducted a retrospective study to compare the outcomes of acute TMR for pain prevention with non-acute TMR for the treatment of established pain.