TITLE

Pain management in patients following limb amputation

AUTHOR(S)
Chapman, Suzanne
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Nursing Standard;1/12/2011, Vol. 25 Issue 19, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
57680661

 

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