Traumatic Amputees with Lower Extremity Residual Limb Pain

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Residual limb pain is a common symptom in the lower extremity amputee population with a fairly broad differential diagnosis. One etiology of residual limb pain has discuss in the literature is that of vascular claudication. Increased awareness of this etiology is important given the prevalence of vascular disease in both the general population and in lower extremity amputees. Traumatic amputees may experience a variety of acute and chronic pain issues, including phantom limb pain and residual limb pain. Research continues to determine the causes of these problems and to find the most appropriate and effective treatments for each of these phenomena. Recent studies were designed by researcher findings of patients with residual limb pain after amputation the study included a total of 147 patients. Neuroma was found at high rate in patients at 1–5 years and infection/abscess was more common in patients at >5 years .Neuroma formation was detected in 50% of the patients with land mine–related amputation and at 27% in patients with amputation secondary to other traumatic reasons


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