Peripheral Neuromodulation for the Treatment of Postamputation Neuroma Pain: A Case Report

A A Case Rep. 2017 Jan 15;8(2):29-30. doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000413.


Neuroma pain can be severe, persistent, and treatment resistant. We present a case of a 37-year-old female amputee who suffered from severe neuroma pain, which had proved resistant to pharmacologic treatment, glycerol injections, spinal cord stimulation, radiofrequency thermocoagulation, and repeated surgical removals. After treatment with peripheral nerve stimulation, using a St. Jude Medical Octrode lead implanted percutaneously under ultrasound guidance close to her painful neuroma, her ongoing pain dramatically decreased from 8 to 3 on a numeric rating scale (0-10). Peripheral neuromodulation is a promising relatively new treatment that can be used for neuroma pain.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Amputation, Surgical / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Neuroma / complications
  • Neuroma / etiology
  • Neuroma / therapy*
  • Pain Management / methods*
  • Pain Measurement
  • Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation / methods*
  • Treatment Outcome