Very early phantom limb pain following amputation of a lower extremity: Case report

  • Adriana Margarita Cadavid Puentes a. Faculty of Medicine, Anesthesiology Department, University of Antioquía, Medellín, Colombia. b. Hospital Universitario San Vicente Fundación, Medellín, Colombia
  • Eliana Maria Castañeda Marin a. Faculty of Medicine, Anesthesiology Department, University of Antioquía, Medellín, Colombia. b. Hospital Universitario San Vicente Fundación, Medellín, Colombia
Keywords: Phantom limb, Analgesia, Pain, Postoperative Chronic pain, Amputation

Abstract

This is a case of a patient with very early occurrence (18 h) of phantom limb pain (PLP) following amputation of a lower extremity. The clinical data prior to the event, the pathophysiology, the clinical manifestations and the treatment of the phantom limb pain are described. A literature review on the current status of the PLP etiology and any analgesia interventions that may control its occurrence and intensity was performed and a description is given of the timely interventions affecting the outcome.

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Cadavid Puentes AM, Castañeda Marin EM. Very early phantom limb pain following amputation of a lower extremity: Case report. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2013Jul.1 [cited 2021Oct.16];41(3):236–239. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/699

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Cadavid Puentes AM, Castañeda Marin EM. Very early phantom limb pain following amputation of a lower extremity: Case report. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2013Jul.1 [cited 2021Oct.16];41(3):236–239. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/699
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