Phantom Limb Pain

Amputation of a limb is generally as a result of a severe infection in the limb, gangrene, often as a result of peripheral arterial disease, serious trauma such as a crush or blast wound or deformity which affects movement and function.  Whilst common sense suggests that amputation for the relief of chronic pain must be undertaken as a last resort, it happens more often than perhaps realised.  Substantial trauma to the musculoskeletal structure of a limb … Continue reading Phantom Limb Pain