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, 16 (4), 919-36

Phantom Limb Pain and Related Disorders

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Phantom Limb Pain and Related Disorders

S M Weinstein. Neurol Clin.

Abstract

Postamputation phenomena, including painful and nonpainful phantom sensations occur following loss of limbs and other body parts. Peripheral and central nervous system mechanisms play a role in persistent phantom pain. Understanding the pathophysiology of this syndrome has improved in recent years. Comprehensive evaluation and a multimodality treatment approach comprise the current standard of care of the patient with phantom pain.

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