Targeted muscle reinnervation of a muscle-free flap for improved prosthetic control in a shoulder amputee: Case report

Reuben A. Bueno, Brooke French, Damon Cooney, Michael W. Neumeister

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Abstract

We report a case of targeted muscle reinnervation of a muscle free flap for improved prosthetic control in a patient who had an amputation of the left upper extremity at the level of the shoulder after a severe electrical burn. The reinnervated muscle free flap receives signals from the brachial plexus, and these signals are amplified to provide an interface for a myoelectric prosthesis. This allows for more coordinated and efficient control of the artificial limb.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)890-893
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume36
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Targeted muscle reinnervation
  • electrical burn injury
  • myoelectric prosthesis
  • upper extremity amputation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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