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Therapy Interventions for Upper Limb Amputees Undergoing Selective Nerve Transfers

DOI :

10.3791/62896-v

7:59 min

October 29th, 2021

October 29th, 2021

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1Clinical Laboratory for Bionic Extremity Reconstruction, Medical University of Vienna, 2Bioengineering Department, Imperial College London, 3Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, 4Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Medical University of Vienna

This work presents a protocol to enhance prosthetic function after selective nerve transfer surgery. Rehabilitation interventions include patient information and selection, support of wound healing, cortical re-activation of sensory-motor areas of the upper limb, training of selective muscle activation, prosthetic handling in daily life, and regular follow-up assessments.

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