Mirror Therapy and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Management of Phantom Limb Pain in Amputees - A Single Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial.

@article{Tilak2016MirrorTA,
  title={Mirror Therapy and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Management of Phantom Limb Pain in Amputees - A Single Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial.},
  author={Merlyn Tilak and Serin Anna Isaac and Jebaraj Fletcher and Lenny Thinagaran Vasanthan and Rajalakshmi Sankaran Subbaiah and Andrew Babu and Rohit Prakash Bhide and George Tharion},
  journal={Physiotherapy research international : the journal for researchers and clinicians in physical therapy},
  year={2016},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={109-15}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Phantom limb pain (PLP) can be disabling for nearly two thirds of amputees. Hence, there is a need to find an effective and inexpensive treatment that can be self administered. Among the non-pharmacological treatment for PLP, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) applied to the contralateral extremity and mirror therapy are two promising options. However, there are no studies to compare the two treatments. The purpose of this study is to evaluate and compare… CONTINUE READING
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