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2021 Mar 18

Clin Orthop Relat Res

How Common Are Chronic Residual Limb Pain, Phantom Pain, and Back Pain More Than 20 Years After Lower Limb Amputation for Malignant Tumors?


Döring K, Trost C, Hofer C, Salzer M, Kelaridis T, Windhager R, Hobusch GM
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2021 Mar 18.
PMID: 33739309.


After major lower limb amputation, persistent pain is common, with up to 85% of patients reporting recurring phantom or residual-limb pain. Although pain management is an important factor of quality of life in patients with lower limb amputations, there are few long-term data regarding the frequency of persistent pain and how it impacts prosthesis use.