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2019 Jun

Pain Pract



Behavioral therapy for acute post-surgical phantom limb pain in a young adult with osteosarcoma.


Wong SS, Svingos AM, Heaton SC
Pain Pract. 2019 Jun; 19(5):571-572.
PMID: 30681260.


Phantom limb pain (PLP) is one of the most difficult chronic pain syndromes to treat. Pain intensity can be extremely high with profound effects on quality of life . Unfortunately, pharmacologic interventions leave up to 50% of patients with chronic PLP . Behavioral treatments such as motor imagery and mirror therapy are promising in reducing PLP , but are not customarily utilized during the acute post-surgical timeframe when symptoms first occur. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.