Phantom-limb pain: characteristics, causes, and treatment

@article{Flor2002PhantomlimbPC,
  title={Phantom-limb pain: characteristics, causes, and treatment},
  author={H. Flor},
  journal={The Lancet Neurology},
  year={2002},
  volume={1},
  pages={182-189}
}
  • H. Flor
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet Neurology
  • Phantom-limb pain is a common sequela of amputation, occurring in up to 80% of people who undergo the procedure. It must be differentiated from non-painful phantom phenomena, residual-limb pain, and non-painful residual-limb phenomena. Central changes seem to be a major determinant of phantom-limb pain; however, peripheral and psychological factors may contribute to it. A comprehensive model of phantom-limb pain is presented that assigns major roles to pain occurring before the amputation and… CONTINUE READING
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