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2024 Feb 06

BMC Neurol




The prevalence and risk factors for phantom limb pain: a cross-sectional survey.


Limakatso K, Ndhlovu F, Usenbo A, Rayamajhi S, Kloppers C, Parker R


We previously performed a systematic review and meta-analysis which revealed a Phantom Limb Pain (PLP) prevalence estimate of 64% [95% CI: 60.01-68.1]. The prevalence estimates varied significantly between developed and developing countries. Remarkably, there is limited evidence on the prevalence of PLP and associated risk factors in African populations.