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A 62-year-old man comes to the physician because of ...

Phantom limb pain

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submitted by drmomo(1),

risk factors include chronic pre-amputation pain, post-operative surgical pain and psychological distress.

Phantom pains often described as crushing, toes twisting, hot iron, burning, tingling, cramping, shocking, shooting, “pins & needles” Tends to localise to more distal phantom structures (e.g. fingers and toes) Prevalence in early stages 60-80% Independent of age in adults, gender, level or side of amputation

https://www.physio-pedia.com/Phantom_limb_pain

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