Dr. Hebert instituted the first team in Canada performing the Targeted Reinnervation procedure for upper limb amputation, which has been performed in Edmonton since 2008 with a coordinated interdisciplinary team. We have an ongoing active clinical and research program for targeted reinnervation, supported by the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital.
With surgical reinnervation, patients have more signals for motor control of complex devices. As well, when touched on part of the reinnervated skin, the patient feels as though they are being touched on their missing limb. We are investigating ways of providing sensory feedback to subjects with reinnervation, and improving motor control and performance.