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2022 Aug 29


[Practice of perioperative phantom limb pain prevention in Germany: a nationwide survey].


Wandrey JD, Schäfer M, Erlenwein J, Tafelski S
Anaesthesiologie. 2022 Aug 29.
PMID: 36036261.


The prevalence of phantom limb pain after major amputation remains high and affected patients suffer from relevant impairments in the quality of life. Perioperative treatment strategies may prevent phantom limb pain. This study aims to assess the state of the perioperative anesthesiological pain management for major amputations. Furthermore, it analyzes potentials for optimization and barriers towards a better treatment of patients with amputations.