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Phantom limb pain.

Authors
  • Stannard, C F
Type
Published Article
Journal
British journal of hospital medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1993
Volume
50
Issue
10
Identifiers
PMID: 8293238
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Phantom limb pain is a common sequel to amputation, whether traumatic or surgical. Provision of a pain-free interval before surgery is likely to reduce the incidence of the condition. The possible mechanisms of pain perception in an absent body part and the reasons for the frequent failure of conventional therapy are discussed here.

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