We offer targeted muscle reinnervation treatments that will let you control your prosthetic limb with just a thought.
Here at Tierney Orthotics and Prosthetics, we are committed to offering all of our patients the highest level of care, and the best selection of assistive technology options. As part of this commitment, we make it our business to stay up to date with the latest advances in medicine, including not only advances in technology but also in treatment techniques. One of the most exciting recent developments in medical treatment for amputation patients is known as targeted muscle reinnervation.
Targeted muscle reinnervation is a new technique in which the nerves in an amputated limb–i.e., the ones that would control the rest of the limb if it were still there–are reenergized within another part of the body. Once this procedure is complete, the patient can control their myoelectric prosthetic simply by thinking about the action they wish to perform. Mentally focusing on the desired action will send signals from the brain to the reenergized nerve and ultimately to the prosthetic, which will carry the action out. We at Tierney Orthotics and Prosthetics are very excited about this new treatment and its potential, and we encourage you to give us a call to learn more if you are at all interested.
Our team at Tierney Orthotics and Prosthetics is proud to serve the Winston-Salem, North Carolina community, and we want to help you achieve the best possible quality of life. If you are interested in targeted muscle reinnervation, simply reach out to our team to learn more about your options.