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Surgical Innovation
July 2018

Regenerative Peripheral Nerve Interface for Management of Postamputation Neuroma

Author Affiliations
  • 1Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 2Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):681-682. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0864

Symptomatic neuromas significantly complicate the management of postoperative pain after major limb amputation. In patients who have undergone amputation, the incidence of painful neuroma is as high as 50% to 80%.1 Multiple surgical techniques have been described for addressing neuroma pain; however, there is no overall agreement about the optimal surgical management of neuroma.

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