International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9096

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Gabrielle Meli

Department of Neuropsychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

  • Review Article   
    Targeted Muscle Reinnervation: An Innovative Solution for Nerve Pain
    Author(s): Craig H. Lichtblau*, Dror Paley, Steven Quinnan, Christopher Warburton, Gabrielle Meli and Allyson Gorman

    Nerve injuries often result in long-term disability due to pain and immobility. Interventions that improve pain and facilitate the use of prosthetics can lead to better outcomes and quality of life. Conventional treatment options have been limited in their long-term efficacy because they have primarily focused on symptoms rather than underlying etiology. Targeted muscle reinnervation, on the other hand, promotes nerve regeneration and functional recovery. Through its several applications, targeted muscle reinnervation reduces pain and improves the ability to properly use modern prosthetics. Those who are properly trained in targeted muscle reinnervation can significantly relieve pain and suffering in nerve injury patients, and continuing research is helping to optimize targeted muscle reinnervation techniques to improve and expand the procedure... View More»

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