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2022 Jun 10

Plast Reconstr Surg

Factors Related to Neuropathic Pain Following Lower Extremity Amputation.


Lans J, Groot OQ, Hazewinkel MHJ, Kaiser PB, Lozano-Calderón SA, Heng M, Valerio IL, Eberlin KR
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2022 Jun 10.
PMID: 35687412.


Lower extremity amputations are common and post-operative neuropathic pain (phantom limb pain or symptomatic neuroma) is frequently reported. The use of active treatment of the nerve end has shown to reduce pain but requires additional resources and should therefore be performed primarily in high-risk patients. The aim of this study is to identify the factors associated with the development of neuropathic pain following above the knee amputation (AKA), knee disarticulation (KD) or below the knee amputation (BKA).