Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Cadaver Lecture and Lab Thu, Sep 19 1:00-5:00 p.m.

This course is designed to provide a general overview of the indications, techniques, and outcomes for targeted muscle reinnervation in both the upper and the lower extremities.

This course will begin with didactic lectures about the anatomy, workup, and indications for this operation. The beginning aspect of the session will take approximately 45-minutes and will also incorporate a broader discussion about the changing approach to amputees and options for neuroma management. Manuscripts pertaining to surgical techniques will be reviewed.

Following the didactic lectures, participants will move into the lab and will perform structured dissection of the donor and recipient nerves required to perform targeted muscle reinnervation. Depending on the type and number of cadavers available, attendees will focus on (1) trans-humeral, (2) trans-radial, (3) trans-metacarpal, (4) above knee, and (5) below knee amputations. Faculty will focus on the surgical approach and the technical pearls for execution.

After the cadaveric dissection, the course will transition back to a lecture format and will review current outcome data and pearls for building one’s practice related to TMR.

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will be able to

  1. Identify the indications for targeted muscle reinnervation in amputee and non amputee patients;
  2. Discuss the different techniques including the donor and recipient nerves for common TMR procedures;
  3. Execute the most common targeted muscle reinnervation procedures in the upper and lower extremity;
  4. Outline the steps for performing TMR and the peri-operative and post-operative management involved;
  5. List specific ways to build a practice of targeted muscle reinnervation.


Subject to change

1:00 PM

Introduction of Faculty and Outline for Session

1:05 PM

History of TMR; Pertinent Anatomy of The Upper and Lower Extremity

1:20 PM

How I Integrate TMR In My Practice For Both Amputees and Non-Amputees

1:30 PM

Upper Extremity TMR: Trans-Humeral and Trans-Radial

1:40 PM

Upper Etremity TMR: Wrist, Hand, and Digits

1:50 PM

Cadaver Dissection - UE Cadaver Lab: Prosection and Dissection of TMR / Nerve Transfers

2:55 PM


3:05 PM

Above Knee Amputation TMR

3:15 PM

Below Knee Amputation TMR

3:25 PM

Cadaver Dissection - UE Cadaver Lab: Prosection and Dissection of TMR / Nerve Transfer

4:30 PM

Current Data Supporting TMR

4:40 PM

Group Discussion: How to Build One's TMR Practice

4:50 PM

Wrap-Up and Final Questions

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.