TMR Cadaveric Dissection of Below-the-Knee Amputation
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Complete an independent cadaveric lab for targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) in below-the-knee (BKA) amputation.
- Discuss the different techniques, including the donor and recipient nerves, in the BKA TMR procedure.
- Execute the most common TMR nerve coaptations in the lower extremity.
- Describe the steps for performing TMR in lower-extremity BKA patients.
Gregory Dumanian, MD, pioneered the application of targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) for the treatment of post-amputation pain. He is Chief of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, at the Orion H. and Lucille W. Stuteville Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, at Northwestern Medicine.