What is TMR?
Targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) involves transferring amputated nerves to activate the remaining muscles in the limb during a surgical procedure. Doctors have been successfully performing this procedure for over 5 years. They have found it to be an effective treatment option, both in the acute and chronic setting.
Originally developed to work with new prosthetic limb technology, surgeons reassign nerves that once controlled the arm and the hand. By reassigning existing nerves, patients who have had upper-extremity amputations are able to control their prosthetic devices by simply thinking about the action they wish to perform. Surgeons subsequently noticed that amputees who had TMR surgery reported a significant reduction in both neuroma and phantom limb pain. Once experimental, this innovative procedure is now available at select hospitals, for both upper and lower extremity amputees, contact us for more information on physicians who perform TMR.