Residual limbs of amputees are significantly cooler than contralateral intact limbs.

@article{Harden2008ResidualLO,
  title={Residual limbs of amputees are significantly cooler than contralateral intact limbs.},
  author={Robert Norman Harden and Christine M Gagnon and Michael Gallizzi and Anjum S Khan and Devon Newman},
  journal={Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain},
  year={2008},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={342-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that distal residual limbs (DRLs) have significant vasomotor abnormalities. DESIGN Comparative surface temperature studies of DRLs using paired samples (DRL vs. similar site on intact contralateral limb). SUBJECTS/PATIENTS Thirty-six volunteer subjects with unilateral, upper or lower limb amputations were recruited and evaluated at a pain research center in an urban academic rehabilitation facility. METHODS Our main outcomes were subjects' residual limb… CONTINUE READING