"Sampson's Patient First in Capital Region to Have TMR Surgery"

On December 11, 2010, John Calenzo's life changed forever when the vehicle he was driving crashed on the New York State Thruway. Trauma included the loss of his arm, broken ribs, and neck and back injuries. "The last thing I remember was a coughing fit and the helicopter ride to Albany Medical Center. I didn’t even know I lost my arm until three days later," he recalled.

John, a former tractor trailer driver, heavy equipment operator, and diesel mechanic, was determined to recover as quickly as possible. A few short months after the accident, he was fit with a body-powered prosthesis by Bill Sampson, CP. However, John was having difficulties regaining function with the prosthesis, particularly with the body power needed to control the elbow. Bill then suggested John consider TMR (Targeted Muscle Reinnervation) surgery to give him greater control of his prosthetic hand, wrist, and elbow.

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"Sampson's Patient First in Capital Region to Have TMR Surgery"

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