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Psychological management, prevention and treatment of phantom pain after amputations for tumours.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9728319     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Amputation for tumours is rarely carried out nowadays and has few specific technical features, apart from the rare cases where ingenuity is required to gain a few centimetres in length of a stump. As far as possible, the decision for amputation should not be imposed; it is better that the patient himself should take the initiative. The prosthesis and its constraints should be described honestly to avoid subsequent disappointment. Prevention of a painful phantom limb must always be undertaken, and based on certain operative and perioperative precautions. The most important factors are treatment by psychotropic agents and the quality of the human relationships between patient and surgeon.
B Tomeno; P Anract; M Ouaknine
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International orthopaedics     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0341-2695     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Orthop     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-11-30     Completed Date:  1998-11-30     Revised Date:  2013-04-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705431     Medline TA:  Int Orthop     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  205-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery B, Hospital Cochin, Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Neoplasms / surgery*
Pain / drug therapy,  prevention & control,  psychology*
Patient Care Planning
Phantom Limb / drug therapy,  psychology*
Physician-Patient Relations

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