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Pain issues and treatment of the person with an amputation.
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PMID:  24287239     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Most people with amputations should not experience pain that interferes with their quality of life or requires regular medication more than 6 months following the amputation surgery. In fact, most people with amputations do not experience significant pain more than 3 months following the amputation. However, the clinician must specifically define what these patients mean when they relate that they have pain. The pain must be carefully differentiated to treat it properly. Most problematic pain that is present more than 6 months after amputation is related to a poorly fitting prosthesis and should be labeled as residual limb pain.
Heikki Uustal; Robert H Meier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1558-1381     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102787     Medline TA:  Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
JFK-Johnson Rehab Institute, 65 James Street, Edison, NJ 08820, USA; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 675 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA.
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