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Phantom Limb Pain

  • Lee Ann Rhodes

Overview

Phantom limb pain can be a devastating consequence of an amputation. It is often a chronic, disabling condition. This chapter reviews the etiology, pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment of phantom limb pain and discusses known risk factors for this condition. Even though many physicians have been frustrated by the inability to control phantom limb pain, promising new therapies are on the horizon.

Keywords

Neuropathic Pain Spinal Cord Stimulation Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Phantom Limb Lower Extremity Amputation 
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