Spinal cord stimulation for intractable pain following limb amputation.

  title={Spinal cord stimulation for intractable pain following limb amputation.},
  author={John H McAuley and Richard van Gr{\"o}ningen and Christopher L. Green},
  journal={Neuromodulation : journal of the International Neuromodulation Society},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={530-6; discussion 536}
OBJECTIVE €‚ Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) by high-frequency electrical pulses has been used since the early 1970s for relief of chronic intractable pain following limb amputation. The long-€term effectiveness of SCS for amputation-€related pain with ongoing after-care is reviewed by assessment of all such cases managed over 20 years in the Neurostimulator Clinic at the Royal London Hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS €‚ Twelve amputation-€related pain patients had quadripolar paddle… CONTINUE READING
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