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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10-17

Postamputation pain: A narrative review


1 Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Sawai Man Singh Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Debesh Bhoi
Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijpn.ijpn_95_21

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Postamputation phenomenon is commonly encountered in more than 80% of amputees. Due to the increasing burden of trauma and associated amputations, disability due to postamputation pain becomes rampant. In this review, we aim to describe the history, epidemiology, types and mechanisms of postamputation phenomenon, factors affecting its development, and the currently available treatment modalities – both pharmacological and nonpharmacological.


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