An anesthetic approach to amputation and pain syndromes.

  • C B Danshaw
  • Published 2000 in
    Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of…
Primary anesthetic intervention is a very effective modality in the prevention of phantom limb pain. The first phase is reduction of the preamputation pain by epidural or intrathecal infusion with local anesthetic and opioid. The catheter can be used for the operative phase, along with an intraneural catheter placement, if necessary. The epidural… (More)