Pulsed Radiofrequency Under Ultrasound Guidance for Persistent Stump-Neuroma Pain.
Summary of "Pulsed Radiofrequency Under Ultrasound Guidance for Persistent Stump-Neuroma Pain."
Abstract Limb amputation is a leading cause of pain and disability. Limb amputation can be associated with a myriad of symptoms, including phantom limb sensation, phantom limb pain, and stump pain. Treatment of phantom limb pain and stump pain, remains difficult, therefore optimal management must include a multidisciplinary approach. This case report describes the use of ultrasound for diagnosis and successful management, of persistent stump-neuroma pain, using pulsed radiofrequency ablation.
Department of Anesthesia, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20642489
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1533-2500.2010.00398.x
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