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.

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