Regaining function. Reestablishing control.
For amputees, overcoming the loss of a limb is overwhelming in and of itself. Dealing with lingering phantom limb pain and having great difficulty adapting to and controlling prosthetic limbs can become nearly unbearable.
Thanks to the advancement of Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR), performed at Crystal Clinic Plastic Surgeons by physicians with highly-specialized training, amputees have found a truly workable solution that is eliminating their pain and restoring limb control.
Targeted Muscle Reinnervation is a procedure originally developed for military veterans who had suffered traumatic amputations. The surgery precisely transfers damaged nerves to new motor nerve targets to establish easier and more effective control over the patient’s myoelectric prosthesis. At the same time, TMR also relieves phantom limb pain for those with upper or lower extremity amputations.
TMR enables more natural movement because the surgery reprograms the muscles to “fire” like they normally would. A transducer picks up the electric impulse and sends the signal to the prosthesis, triggering it to do what the brain wants it to do, just as a natural limb would follow the brain’s instruction.
For lower and upper extremity amputees—including shoulder amputees—Crystal Clinic physicians are now able to transform lives right here, close to home. That means amputees no longer need travel to far-off locations for this innovative, highly-effective procedure. Getting back to actively participating in the activities they enjoy most begins right here at Crystal Clinic Plastic Surgeons.
To determine if Targeted Muscle Reinnervation is the right option for you, talk with your Crystal Clinic Plastic Surgeons reconstruction specialist for a personal consultation. It’s your opportunity to discuss your condition, your desired results, procedure details, and any concerns or questions you may have.
The first step is to schedule an appointment. An initial consultation with your Crystal Clinic Plastic Surgeons expert will not obligate you to move forward with any procedure.