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Papers: 26 Oct 2019 - 1 Nov 2019

Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2020 Mar

Acta Anaesthesiol Scand



The demographics of persistent opioid consumption following limb amputation.


Steen T, Lirk PB, Sigurdsson MI
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2020 Mar; 64(3):361-367.
PMID: 31650532.


Patients who have limb amputation are at risk of chronic pain, including phantom limb pain, that can be challenging to treat. The aim of this study was to describe the incidence of preoperative opioid usage and the incidence and risk factors for new persistent postoperative opioid usage in opioid-naïve patients after limb amputation.