Diagram of nerves relevant in Targeted Muscle Reinnervation surgery

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Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Training Video

Posted By Sheila Burt


In collaboration with Dr. Gregory Dumanian, of Northwestern University’s Division of Plastic Surgery, the Center for Bionic Medicine is proud to provide the first training video for targeted reinnervation, focused on the transhumeral amputation level. This video includes an overview of targeted reinnervation and the surgical procedure for a person with transhumeral (above elbow) limb loss, including patient selection, technique, and rehabilitation. Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) surgery is now clinically available at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and other institutions.

This video was produced thanks to generous support from the McCormick Foundation. Please review and accept the terms and conditions described below prior to viewing this video. 

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