Revision, Reamputation and Rehabilitation
- Phantom limbs. // Discover;Feb98, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p20
Reports that people born without an arm or a leg or who had it amputated sometimes feel the amputated limb. Genetic nature of the map carried by the brain to the body; Role of the brain in the perception of the body; Effect of this finding on the nature of the brain.
- A hypothesis to explain how the sensory cortices respond in the appropriate sensory mode. Hocker, Geoffrey A. // Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Feb2003, Vol. 96 Issue 2, p70
How does an area of sensory cortex recognize the specific nature of the sensory mode of the stimulus that arrives from the peripheral sensory receptor, when nerve impulses are only all-or-nothing action potentials? Work in animals has shown that an area of sensory cortex can learn in which mode...
- Trick your brain. // African Business;Mar2007, Issue 329, p43
The article reports on a virtual reality system that can help amputees cope with phantom pain by giving them the illusion that their missing limb is still there. The system uses a headset and sensors to take patients into a virtual world where they see themselves with two controllable and...
- Lost limbs lead to strange new body image. Hamzelou, Jessica // New Scientist;10/31/2009, Vol. 204 Issue 2732, p12
This article discusses a study on the training of amputees who report the presence of a phantom limb to move the imaginary limb in impossible ways. Conducted by Lorimer Moseley and Peter Brugger, the study examined seven amputees who sensed a phantom arm. The researchers could identify whether...
- Pain Management Series -- Part 3 Phantom Limb Pain: The Invisible Thief. Murdough, Brenda // Exceptional Parent;Jul2009, Vol. 39 Issue 7, p54
The article presents part three of the article which discusses the experience of having phantom limb pain. It mentions that an individual can feel that an amputated limb is still present, which is said to generate from the central nervous system. It relates that persistent phantom limb pain can...
- Phantom Sensation and Pain: Incidence, Causes and Common Treatments Backed by Evidence. Kahle, Jason T.; Klenow, Tyler; Highsmith, M. Jason; Florschutz, Anthony V.; Lunseth, Paul; Ertl, Jan // O&P Almanac;Nov2015 Supplement In Motion, p34
The article offers information on phantom pain and sensation experienced by amputees in residual limb or stump in the early stage of amputation, its causes and treatment options such as acupuncture, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy and pharmacological treatment.
- Fluoxetine in Phantom Limb Rain. Power-Smith, Parsley; Turkington, Douglas // British Journal of Psychiatry;Jul93, Vol. 163, p105
Complete recovery of phantom limb pain of five years duration occurred in a 71-year-old man following treatment with fluoxetine. There was no coexisting affective disorder. Further research is indicated in view of the postulated role of lowered central 5-hydroxy-tryptamine activity in the...
- phantom limb pain. Peters, Michael // BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p604
An encyclopedia entry for "phantom limb pain" is presented. It refers to the perception that a limb is still present after it has been amputated. It explains why the sensation occurs.
- Alternative Bone Graft Sources and Techniques for Tibiofibular Synostosis Creation Following Transtibial Amputation. Overmann, Archie; Potter, Benjamin K. // Case Connector;Jan-Mar2015, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p1
Case: Alternative methods of the modified Ertl osteomyoplasty with use of two different tibial grafts for synostosis are presented in two patients who underwent revision transtibial amputation. Conclusion: These two techniques spare residual limb length relative to other described local...