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.
- Targeted muscle reinnervation
- electrical burn injury
- myoelectric prosthesis
- upper extremity amputation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine