Targeted muscle reinnervation for transradial amputation: Description of operative technique

Emily N. Morgan, Benjamin Kyle Potter, Jason M. Souza, Scott M. Tintle, George P. Nanos*

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Targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) is a revolutionary surgical technique that, together with advances in upper extremity prostheses and advanced neuromuscular pattern recognition, allows intuitive and coordinated control in multiple planes of motion for shoulder disarticulation and transhumeral amputees. TMR also may provide improvement in neuroma-related pain and may represent an opportunity for sensory reinnervation as advances in prostheses and haptic feedback progress. Although most commonly utilized following shoulder disarticulation and transhumeral amputations, TMR techniques also represent an exciting opportunity for improvement in integrated prosthesis control and neuroma-related pain improvement in patients with transradial amputations. As there are no detailed descriptions of this technique in the literature to date, we provide our surgical technique for TMR in transradial amputations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-171
Number of pages6
JournalTechniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Targeted muscle reinnervation
  • Transradial amputation
  • Upper extremity amputation


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