Pain management in patients following limb amputation

Chapman, Suzanne
January 2011
Nursing Standard;1/12/2011, Vol. 25 Issue 19, p35
Academic Journal
Phantom limb pain is common in patients who have amputations. This article outlines the different theories that explain the pathophysiology of phantom limb pain, including peripheral, spinal and central mechanisms. Treatment options are targeted at addressing these mechanisms, combining analgesic techniques with physical and psychological rehabilitation.


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