Phantom limb pain after lower limb trauma: origins and treatments.

  title={Phantom limb pain after lower limb trauma: origins and treatments.},
  author={Jens Foell and Robin Bekrater-Bodmann and Herta Flor and Jonathan Cole},
  journal={The international journal of lower extremity wounds},
  volume={10 4},
Phantom sensations, that is, sensations perceived in a body part that has been lost, are a common consequence of accidental or clinical extremity amputations. Most amputation patients report a continuing presence of the limb, with some describing additional sensations such as numbness, tickling, or cramping of the phantom limb. The type, frequency, and stability of these phantom sensations can vary immensely. The phenomenon of painful phantom sensations, that is, phantom limb pain, presents a… CONTINUE READING
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